Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation

State Recognition of the CPRP

16 states in the US have recognized the CPRP credential by regulations defining and/or qualifying mental health practitioners.
 

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State Recognition of the CPRP


The CPRP credential is recognized in 16 states in the US by regulations defining and/or qualifying mental health practitioners: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Similar legislation is in progress in several others.


Click here for a full listing of state regulations and appropriate government agencies.


Summary of State Recognition of the CPRP Certification


Arizona (April 2005)
Practitioners holding the CPRP can be recognized as Behavioral Health Technicians and could be individually privileged to conduct assessments and/or serve as a clinical liaison.

Florida (October 2005)
Individuals delivering psychosocial rehabilitation services to Medicaid recipients may be the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner.


Georgia (Nov 2002)
Includes the CPRP in the qualifications for staff providing Peer Support for Adults and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.


Hawaii (Oct 2002)
Requires that the Head of Service for a psychiatric rehabilitation program be credentialed as a CPRP and strongly encourages that other staff attain CPRP status.


Idaho (June 2009)
Persons who are working as PSR Specialists delivering Medicaid-reimbursable mental health services may continue to do so until January 1, 2012, at which time they must be certified as PSR Specialists in accordance with PRA requirements.


Illinois (Nov 2002)
Recognizes the CPRP as fulfilling the training requirements for psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners.


Iowa (Winter 2006)
Recognizes the CPRP as fulfilling the qualifications for staff providing Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.


Louisiana (Summer 2005) 
Supervisors of psychiatric rehabilitation programs must be certified by PRA or be eligible for certification with a written plan for achieving certification within 12 months of state accreditation.


Maine (Dec 2002)
Links the CPRP to the definitions for Qualified Mental Health Professionals.


Maryland (July 2007)
The CPRP serves as an approved criteria for psychiatric rehabilitation specialists.


Minnesota (June 2003)
The state’s definition of mental health professionals includes a person who is qualified under section 245.462, subdivision 18, clause (6), and who holds a current and valid national certification as a certified rehabilitation counselor or certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner.


New Jersey (Nov 6, 2006)
The CPRP may substitute for a bachelor’s degree in a human services field or an associate’s degree and two years of experience providing human services, or five years of human services experience.


New York (Written into PROS 2002; PROS enacted 2006) 
Has implemented a new Medicaid option called Personalized Recovery- Oriented Services (PROS). Recognition of the CPRP is related to the definition of professional staff: “For the purpose of calculating professional staff ratios, a provider may include staff credentialed by the International US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) for up to 20 percent of the professional staffing requirements.”


Oklahoma
Individuals that do not have bachelor or master level degree in education or behavioral health (related) must either earn the CPRP (providing adult services) or complete the PRA Children’s Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (providing children’s services). For individuals new to the Oklahoma case manager/behavioral health rehabilitation specialist certification as of July 1, 2013 the new regulations will be effective July 1, 2013. For individuals certified as a Case Manager II or designated as a Behavioral Health Rehab Specialist on and before June 30, 2013, the new requirements will not be in effect until July 1, 2014.


Pennsylvania (February 2001) 
The State Psychiatric Rehabilitation licensing regulations link the CPRP to staff qualifications required for reimbursement for psychiatric rehabilitation services under Medicaid (e.g., at least 25% of all staff within each psychiatric rehabilitation program must be certified through PRA as psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners within a two-year timeframe of program start-up).


Virginia (August 2000) 
Links the CPRP to the definitions for Qualified Mental Health Professionals.


For More Information
Please contact the certification program at 703-442-2078.