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Certified Recovery Specialist

Certified Recovery Specialist

Learn about our Certified Recovery Specialist noncredit certificate program currently held at the Harrisburg Campus (Midtown 1 Center). Our program prepares students to take the PA Certification Board’s Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) examination.

*Please note that this program is open to anyone wishing to participate; however, only those meeting specific requirements may sit for the certification examination. Please refer to the PA Certification Board’s website for those specific requirements (


Effective April 1, 2017, the CRS credential requires the person applying for the CRS certification to have lived experience, to attest that they have had 18 months, in a continuous manner, of a personal lived recovery experience, and to provide a statement of lived experience as part of the CRS application process.


Where does HACC hold classes?

  • HACC currently offers the program at the Harrisburg Campus/Midtown 1 Center.


Can I receive veterans education benefits for this program?

  • Program approval is being requested.


Does HACC offer scholarships?

  • Scholarships may be available for those who qualify. Please go to for more information.  Click on “Noncredit Scholarships”.


Where can I get more information?


How do I enroll in the program?

  • Contact any HACC Welcome Center to register for an upcoming CRS program either in person or by calling (717) 780-2414.


Who can I contact for more information?

For more information or if you have questions, you can email Healthcare Education staff at or contact Jackie Foster at (717) 221-1348.


Please note that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the education provider only and our training is one part of a larger process to become a successful CRS. Participants must meet all of the other requirements before being certified.