Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

If you have dedicated your career to providing exceptional psychiatric rehabilitation, now is the time to enhance your professional status with the CPRP certification. Join a distinguished group of more than 2,600 individuals who demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment and recovery. The Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential (CPRP) is a test-based certification that fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics.

Currently there are CPRPs with PhDs to GEDs, occupational therapists to peer specialists, social workers to case workers--they all share a commitment to the fundamental principle that recovery from serious mental illness is possible. CPRPs incorporate the most successful and cost-effective practices for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and ensure that your staff has mastered the principles, skills and knowledge necessary to carry out those practices.

64% of CPRPs have been with their agency for more than 5 years. 89% of CPRPs find personal value in their certification. Distinguish yourself with the only nationally recognized professional credential for psychiatric rehabilitation professionals.


New - Apply Online!


The CPRP certification exam application is now online! Beginning march  15, 2013, USPRA will no longer accept paper applications. The application process will be managed by Professional  Credential Services, Inc. (PCS). Supplemental application materials, including official transcripts and Employment Verification Forms should be mailed to the address below.


Professional Credential Services, Inc.
USPRA Certification
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37219

Application Fees
Member: $395
Non-Member: $495

Training Logs can be uploaded directly to your application or faxed to PCS at +1-615-846-0153  


 General Information

For Certification Applicants

About Recertification


CPRP Preparation Course! "Understanding Psychiatric Rehabilitation through the Seven Practice Domains: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Primer and CPRP Preparation Course"

Register Online (Log in first)

This is a perfect opportunity for you to prepare for your upcoming exam! Questions? Contact Certification@uspra.org