CFRP Eligibility Criteria

Individuals of all backgrounds can achieve the CFRP. Currently, individuals in the field vary from MDs, PhDs to GEDs, occupational therapists to peer specialists, teachers, social workers to caseworkers – all sharing a commitment to the fundamental principle that .
 

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Eligibility Requirements

Individuals of all backgrounds can achieve the CPRP. Currently, CPRPs vary from MDs, PhDs to GEDs, occupational therapists to peer specialists, social workers to caseworkers – all sharing a commitment to the fundamental principle that recovery from serious mental illness is possible.

Candidates for the CFRP must meet eligibility requirements in three categories:

1.  Academic preparation
2.  Work experience [related to providing psychiatric rehabilitation (recovery-oriented/resiliency-oriented) for children [under 18 years old]
3.  Continuing Education and Training in children’s psychiatric rehabilitation

Nearly all candidates are required to complete 45 hours of applicable trainings. All training must address psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery/resiliency for children and families.  This includes topics on direct care, child development, life skills training, crisis intervention, treatment modalities, medications, family dynamics, diversity, ethics/legal issues, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: The certification exam application is only viewable to individuals who have a registered account on the PRA website. Please log in to see the product in the online store. The applicaiton may only be purchased by individuals. If you require assistance, please contact PRA.

Application/exam fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. All requirements must be met prior to applying. Incomplete applications may be delayed or denied. Additional fees will apply for incomplete applications. All fees are subject to change.

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PATHWAYS TO CFRP CERTIFICATION 

Am I Eligible?

IMPORTANT PATHWAY NOTATIONS:

  1. Practical Experience: Employment/work experience must be in psychiatric rehabilitation/recovery-oriented environment serving adults and/or transition-age youth (ages 16+ years) with serious and persistent mental illness
  2. Related Fields Defined: Children’s Mental Health, Education, Child Development, Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counseling/ Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling (MH focus), Child and Family Service, Nursing, Public Health, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Play Therapy, Medicine (MD/DO/MBBS/MBcH-B). This list is not exhaustive and may be amended over time.
  3. Applicants are required to submit a copy of the course/program syllabus/outline along with a certificate of completion from the granting body/organization to demonstrate qualifying training.

Required Documentation Checklist

Utilize the CFRP Application Checklist to help ensure you have the necessary documentation complete to take the CPRP Exam. 

Calculating Training Hours: 1 contact hour is equivalent to 60 minutes of training.

Please note:
Required experience, education, and training must be accumulated prior to submission of your application and all psychiatric rehabilitation training/qualifying education must be directly applicable to the seven (7) domains explained on the Exam Blueprint.

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PLEASE NOTE: The certification exam application is only viewable to individuals who have a registered account on the PRA website. Please log in to see the product in the online store. The applicaiton may only be purchased by individuals. If you require assistance, please contact PRA.

Application/exam fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. All requirements must be met prior to applying. Incomplete applications may be delayed or denied. Additional fees will apply for incomplete applications. All fees are subject to change