CRSS Fundamental Training

The IDHS/DMH Bureau of Wellness & Recovery Services is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Virtual Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Fundamentals Training.

Choose one date for this training.

There are 6 options for completing this all-day training (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch). CEU's will be provided through the Illinois Certification Board (5.5 CEUs). Scroll down to click on the registration day of your preference.

Attendance will be limited to those who do not yet have their CRSS credential. This will allow the capacity to be limited and will help provide sufficient opportunities for new trainees to participate in the interactive learning exercises.

We encourage you to watch the CRSS Orientation video before the training to become more familiar with the credential itself and the credentialing process. These topics are NOT covered in the training. The Orientation video will answer many of your questions regarding the "nuts and bolts" of how to obtain the CRSS. It also explains the difference between the CRSS and other similar credentials, such as the CPRS and CVRS. The video can be found at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=119095

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers regarding WebEx are covered in the attached handout. Question 2 shows you how to download all of the handouts for the training.

Register by clicking on your preferred date below:

Monday October 26

Wednesday October 28

Friday October 30

Monday November 16

Wednesday November 18

Friday November 20


For assistance


You can contact Cindy Mayhew at:

cindy.mayhew@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-618-474-3813