CRSW Credentialing in NH

How do you become a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) or Certified Recovery Coach in NH?

1st, in the state of NH the term Certified Recovery Coach does not exist. If you went through a Recovery Coach Academy you are a Trained Recovery Coach. Should you wish to pursue a state certification/credential you will need to follow the criteria set for for Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) licensing below.

Here are the documents you will need to navigate your way through the credentialing.

– To understand the requirements to become a Certified Recovery Support Worker Requirements read the NH ALC300 Laws – the CRSW information begin on page 4, ALC300Laws for CRSW in NH

Steps for submitting application:

Complete CRSW application prepared – with copies of all of your certificates and any supporting letters for arrest rehabilitation. $110 must be a separate check
Complete your application for the exam, these are two separate applications. $115 must be a separate check
Download and schedule your appointment for your criminal record check. Upon completion of that appointment, send in the two above applications with checks and copies with the receipt you received form the DOC for your records with a check for 47.00. The state only has 30 days after your appointment to request the results from the background check. If you don’t plan this out timely, you’ll have to do another background check which is why I say have all your stuff ready to mail in after your appointment.

In a couple of weeks you will receive an email to schedule your test date and location site. At this time, when you schedule your exam date and location you can opt to take the practice test $30.00. This is the only time you have this option.

Note: You can send in your exam application prior to submitting your CRSW application. The exam process can take from 3 weeks to 2 months with no rhyme or reason.

When you complete your exam call the state licensing board and let them know you completed the exam and to pull your results.

ALC 400-500- Rules Adopted July, 2018

CRSW Application Process

The Four Domains

Candidate Guide for IC & RC Exam

CRSW Exam Study Guide created by an organization in Rhode Island

NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Drug & Other Drug Use Professionals

Practice exams are available for this exam, through IC & RC. Please visit this link for more information on exam practice exams.

Once the new rules are released, they will be posted here.

Should you have any questions, you can contact the licensing board:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Philbrook Building
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603)-271-6761
Fax: (603) 271-6702
E-mail: NHLADC@nh.gov

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