What is the Missouri Recovery Support Specialist (MRSS) credential?
The purpose of the Recovery Support Specialist Training is to train and credential qualified participants to work as staff and/or volunteers with people with a behavioral health disorder, including substance use.
MRSS credential requirements:
- Minimum HS Diploma/GED
- 1000 hours of volunteer/work experience
- Professional Reference Form
- 39 hours of specific training:
- 6 hours in Co-Occurring
- 6 hours in Spirituality
- 6 hours in Family
- 6 hours in Pharmacology/Medication
- 6 hours in Motivation/Stages of Change
- 6 hours in General Recovery
- 3 hours in Ethics
Please contact the Missouri Credentialing Board to learn more about this credential 573-616-2300).
What is the Missouri Certified Peer Specialist credential?
In 2018, the MCB replaced the Missouri Recovery Support Specialist-Peer (MRSS-P) with the Certified Peer Specialist credential, designed specifically for individuals who are themselves in personal recovery.
CPS credential requirements:
- Completion the MCB CPS training program and take the CPS online exam.
- Complete the CPS application.
- Sign the Code of Ethics.
- Submit Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration Form.
- Sign the recovery attestation statement.
- Sende High School/HSE or College transcripts.
The Missouri Credentialing Board is now conducting all of the training for the CPS.
2019 CPS Training Schedule
Apply for one of the upcoming week-long Certified Peer Specialist training sessions.
Visit the Missouri Peer Specialist web site for more information