2023 CRSS/CPRS Competency Training

Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health is pleased to announce registration is now open for all 6 Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS), Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Competency Training Sessions. There are 3 options for each Session. This allows the capacity to be limited for each time slot and provides sufficient training slots to accommodate the average number of trainees we host annually statewide.


Click the link to find detailed information on specific modules and learning objectives for each 2023 CRSS/CPRS Competency Training Session.

Reasonable Accommodations: Closed Captioning will be available this year. Other reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. All requests must be received by the Event Contact listed below at least 6 weeks prior to event.


  • CRSS & CPRS professionals who wish to increase their skills
  • Individuals interested in pursuing either the CRSS or CPRS credential
  • Supervisors of recovery support specialists and other CRSS or CPRS staff


To register, click on the training link below. It will open the registration page. If a training is full, please select another date and/or time.

Once you register for a session you will receive your WebEx link via email for that Session. Don't forget to register for all the sessions you are interested in attending!

2023 CRSS/CPRS Training Registration Link

The CRSS Training will be provided via WebEx. Once you register for each session you will receive a confirmation email. Your WebEx link is in that email. Participants will be able to use the WebEx link to join the training session. A handout link and handouts for each Session will be sent PRIOR to the sessions. There will be a separate WebEx link/email for each session.

To learn more about the CRSS credential, please watch the orientation video.

Event Contact:

Thomas Troe, Recovery Support Specialist II

Illinois Department of Human Services

Division of Mental Health

Bureau of Wellness & Recovery Services