How to Obtain Your CPRRP Designation

Click here to learn why this designation will support your work in PSR! 

Follow the steps below: 

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  1. Become a member of PSR/RPS Canada, if you aren't already. Find out more about Individual Membership HERE. Or Organizational Membership HERE. 
  2. Determine your eligibility. 
  3. Apply for Certification. (See the bottom of this page for information about the application fee and refunds.)
    Choose Phase One if you already hold the CPRP Certification. Please click HERE for the instructions for acquiring your CPRRP, as the process is simpler. 

    Apply for Phase Two if you are new to the PSR Credentialing process. 
  4. After payment, upload relevant documentation for the applicable pathway of eligibility .  If there are any concerns regarding the documentation, further evidence may be requested. The Certification Committee provides approval for you to continue the application process. You will get confirmation on this from the registrar. 
  5.  Complete the Recovery in Action paper within six months of approval. To learn more about the Recovery in Action paper, click here. Paper is graded as pass or fail.
  6. Upon approval by the certification committee, the registrar will forward link to purchase Maintenance of Certification for $175.00. 
  7. Keep record of your Maintenance of Certification education credits. Keep track of your Ongoing Requirements. 

Application Fees

Application fee: $250 + applicable taxes

If your application is rejected, a refund will be issued, less $75 (including applicable taxes) administration fee. Once you have started the program, no refund will be issued should you decide to withdraw. Should you be required to repeat any component of the program, an administration fee of $75(including applicable taxes) will be levied to cover the cost of your re-evaluation. Note: prices are subject to change without notice.

Total Investment: 

Application Fee: $250.00 (plus taxes) 

Maintenance of Certification Fee: $175.00



There is progression of steps leading to achievement of the CPRRP credential and entry into a flexible structure for lifelong learning and development of recovery-orientated practices.

The Recovery In Action Paper can be written using a scenario provided or from a self-experience and must demonstrate the use of the Competencies.  It is expected the CPRRP designation is one milestone among others on a journey of lifelong learning.