A CRSS is a professional mental health provider who provides peer support services.
Peer support is strengths-focused support provided on a level of equality by sharing personal experiences and empathizing with client experiences. That personal experience is sometimes referred to as the lived experience of having a mental health condition. A CRSS uses recovery tools to support clients and validate experiences to help clients direct their own recovery and achieve their goals.
2000 (one full time year) supervised paid or volunteer work experience
100 hours of supervision in CRSS domains
100 hours training/education in CRSS domains, ethics, core functions
Passing score on the CRSS exam
High school diploma or GED