Peer Support Specialist (PRSS)

Why Become Certified?

Certification provides public protection and quality care. It requires a demonstration of competence and proves that the Peer is well trained, educated, and skilled in providing appropriate services. IC&RC Certified Peers are bound by a code of ethics which includes a formal sanctioning process if questions of ethics arise.

IC&RC’s Certified Peers are required to pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery examination. The examination has been developed through a peer-driven process to standardize the certification process and assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to provide peer recovery services. It is based on a rigorous, legally defensible, psychometric job analysis and updated regularly to assure content stays current with changes in the field.