Certified Recovery Support Specialist Training & Apprenticeship Program


A Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) is a professional with lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, who has been trained and certified to help others as they move forward in their own recovery. 

There are many pathways to recovery. As someone who has experienced their own pathway to recovery, a CRSS serves as a role model and encourages hope for others on their pathway to recovery. 

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development seeks to increase the number of CRSS's in Illinois by providing:
•    No-cost Certified Recovery Support Specialist classes
•    Personal support throughout the program
•    Supervised work experience

Learn more about program requirements and career opportunities. Apply for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

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