FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
- Is CPRS certification necessary?
- CPRS certification is only required if you are working for an organization which is billing Medicaid for your peer support services. Some organizations hire peer support specialists who do not have certification. However, certification demonstrates your commitment to this field of work, and the training process teaches valuable practical skills peer specialists use every day.
- Where can I learn more about becoming a CPRS in Virginia?
- See the websites of the Virginia Certification Board and the Office of Recovery Services.
Northwest – Region 1
Northern – Region 2
Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Southwest – Region 3
We Care, Inc.
509 East Church St.
Martinsville, VA 24112
Central – Region 4
River City Comprehensive Counseling Services
River City Integrative Counseling Services
Work: 804-230-0999 ext. 216
PO Box 2549
Glen Allen, VA 23058
Margaret V. Duke, LPC, CSAC
2300 Dumbarton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Carla E. Heath
Region 4 Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator
107 S. Fifth St.
Richmond, VA 23219