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LSF Presents: The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) Training Program – APPLY TDA

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) Training Program

“Helping people build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows”

The CRPS designation demonstrates competency in the peer-to-peer recovery-oriented model and increases employment opportunities for paraprofessionals. This free training program includes enhancement courses taught from a multicultural perspective on behavioral health care for rural and under-served populations.  Completion of the program will assist participants in meeting the requirements for certification by the Florida Certification Board.

Eligibility Criteria: Individuals who are eligible for this training program are those who:

  1. Self-identify as a person who has direct personal experience living in recovery for a minimum of 2 years from mental health and/ or substance use conditions.

  2. Self-identify as a person with lived experience as a family member or caregiver to another individual who has or is in recovery from a substance use or mental health condition.

  3. Self-identify as a person with lived experience as a veteran of the armed forces who has been in recovery for a minimum of 2 years from a substance use or mental health condition.

2018 – 2019 Training Schedule

Cohort 1 – Daytona Beach:  November 5 – December 14, 2018
Cohort 2 – Hernando County:  January 8 – February 8, 2019
Cohort 3 – Lake City:  March 12 – April 26, 2019
Cohort 4 – Jacksonville:  May 21 – June 21, 2019

Click the link below to submit your application today!

For more information, please contact Elisha Gumataotao at

This training program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31270-02-00 through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in any meeting/hearing should contact Fatou Mbaye at 904.900.1075 for assistance.

DISCLAIMER: This training/event has been shared with you for the purpose of connecting our members to the opportunities provided by our community partners across the state. The Peer Support Coalition of Florida (PSCFL) is NOT the organizer of this training/event, and therefore, is not responsible for processing applications/registration, answering training/event specific questions, or for any changes made to the training/event. Please refer to the contact information provided for the training/event should you have any questions or concerns about this training/event. 


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