PRO.A Recovery Institute Training Series

Hosted by

Pyramid Health Care and Treatment Trends

PCB Approved Training Curriculum Applicable Toward the Certified Recovery Specialist Credential


Lehigh County Government Center
Room 43A
17 S. 7th Street
Allentown, PA 18101

Dates: June 16 & 30, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25, and September 8 & 22, 2017

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm (Check-in begins at 8:15am)

Cost: $100 which can be paid in full or pay $12.50 per training. Pay only $75 if paid in full by May 19, 2017.

Information about the Training

The Certified Recovery Specialist training is a 54 hour, 9-day course. The curriculum focuses on 3 core areas of competency which are Recovery Management, Education and Advocacy, and Professional Ethics and Responsibility. The PCB requires you complete all 54 hours of training prior to being eligible for certification. The expectation is that you will attend all trainings, be on time, and stay for the entirety. Upon completion of the trainings and all other PCB requirements, you must pass a written test to successfully attain certification as a CRS. The fee for testing is an additional fee which is currently $125. You can receive additional information on CRS certification at

Training will be limited to 30 participants. If you are accepted into the training program, Pyramid Healthcare or Treatment Trends will contact you to confirm attendance and make payment arrangements.

Training Schedule

  • The Addiction Process (June 16)
  • Recovery 101 (June 30)
  • Peer-Based Recovery Support Services (July 14)
  • Do You Hear What I Hear: Lessons in Effective Communication (July 28)
  • Ethics and Boundaries for Peer Providers (August 11)
  • Healing the Stigma of Addiction (August 25)
  • Addiction and the Family and Crisis Intervention Strategies for Peer Providers (September 8)
  • A Common Vision of Recovery (September 22)
  • Confidentiality (To be determined)

Applications: Available for download HERE.

For more information, to request an application, or to submit applications contact:

Chris Jacob, Pyramid Healthcare, Mobile and Intervention Services Coordinator
Phone: (610)434- 1126 Ext. 3504, Fax: (610)434-1179, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Diana Heckman, Treatment Trends, Director of Training and Development
Phone: (610)432-7690, Fax: (610)439-0315, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.