Rowan College of South Jersey has partnered with the Center for Family Services to bring a Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate Program to the Gloucester campus.
Learn more about a career in the Behavioral Health field and how you can help others recover from substance use disorder.
- Meets all of the New Jersey State requirements for “Certified Peer Recovery Specialist” (CPRS)
- Prepares participants to become skilled specialists in a variety of settings, including treatment centers, hospitals, recovery centers, faith-based organizations and other community settings
- Become a trained CPRS and provide non-clinical assistance to individuals recovering from substance use disorder
The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate Program includes:
- 500 hours of field-recovery work and volunteer experience
- 25 hours of supervised practicum provided by a certified and experienced CPRS
- Fees for the New Jersey Certification Board application and test fees.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate
- High School Diploma or GED
- A minimum of six months in recovery or
- Have been affected by a family member’s drug history or have experienced a direct impact of substance use disorder
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (training program only)
Participants may attend only the classroom training portion of this program or benefit from participating in the entire sequence of certification requirements. This certification can stand alone as a beginning step into a career pathway in the addiction recovery field.
Peer Recovery Specialist Field Experience
500 hours of recovery-related field work and volunteer experience; 25 hours of supervised practicum provided by a certified, experienced CPRS and financial assistance with the NJ Certification Board application and test fee.