Illinois Peer Specialist Program

NAADAC is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Illinois Association of Extended Care (IAEC) to administer the National Certified Recovery Specialist (NCRS) Credential for peer recovery specialists in the State of Illinois.

The Illinois Peer Specialist Program (IPSP) is a collaborative effort between NAADAC and IAEC to streamline each step of the credentialing process for peers, produce highly trained and knowledgeable recovery specialists, and continue to be a one-stop shop for all NCRS credentialing needs.

Current and recently lapsed NCRS credential holders in Illinois have the one-time opportunity to transfer their current training, education, work experience and supervision hours directly to NAADAC and become appropriately credentialed in the IPSP without additional testing requirements. This offer will be available for six (6) months until September 30, 2023. At the end of the transfer window, the only path to obtain the NCRS credential is to undergo the full application and testing process.

The Test Acceptance Offer Application is now available! If you hold a current or recently expired (within six (6) months) National Certified Recovery Specialist (NCRS) credential, apply today to take advantage of this office. Applications must be received by September 30, 2023. After that date, additional testing is required.  

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Please contact Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS, Peer Specialist Program Manager, at 703.741.7686 x148, 703.253.3548, or [email protected].