Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MoC)

PSR/RPS Canada’s promotion of psychosocial rehabilitation recovery practices is the basis on which the organization was developed.   Through the provincial Chapters and national events PSR/RPS Canada has promoted education which encourages and fosters lifelong learning for members.

There is a requirement for the Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Practitioner (CPRRP) to be engaged in lifelong learning. 


The ongoing education requirement is to ensure that continued learning addresses the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners and the Mental Health Commission of Canada Recovery document.  (For this reason, certain training activities are not permitted to be recorded as MoCs.  Examples include CPR/First Aid; Emergency/Disaster Plan and Fire Safety, staff training, organizational retreats/meetings, WHIMS and other agency specific skills training.  Courses taken towards a degree/diploma are not permitted as MoC credits.)

CPRRPs are required to report 35 Maintenance of Certification credits over a three year period immediately preceding the certification expiration date with a minimum of 10 credits in Category I and 25 credits in Category II.  

PSR/RPS Canada has opted for a two-category (Category I and Category II) MoC process, giving priority to national and Chapter educational activities. 


Credits from Category I can be carried to Category II but the reverse credit allotment is not permitted.

Each CPRRP will record their training in the online membership data base. Proper documentation must be maintained and produced upon request of the certification committee will be required, as necessary. For example, hours of participation on a committee will require validation by the Board/Committee chairperson. Details of instruction provided must include a summary of the curriculum. 

The continuing development of training opportunities which can be used towards the MoC is overseen by the Education Committee of PSR/RPS Canada and is subject to change as deemed appropriate by PSR RPS Canada Board.  

To see or download a chart about what educational credits are applicable, CLICK HERE.