Apprenticeship Opportunity 

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Applications for the Spring 2024 CRPA course are now CLOSED. There will be courses offered throughout the year. If you are interested in applying for a CRPA course later this year, please fill out the form below.

About the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Program

Staten Island PPS is offering a free scholarship opportunity to train and become a certified peer advocate. This is a free training opportunity that can connection you to employment. You can make a difference in someone’s life by supporting individuals living with substance use disorder. 

    People 18 years or older with lived experience can apply.

    You'll get 75 hours of training

    Get connected to employment opportunities!

    Learn more about the CRPA apprenticeship program and what a CRPA does.

      Eligibility Criteria

      In order to apply for the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate program, you must:

      • Have surpassed 150 days in recovery from all substances, including marijuana
      • Be 18 years or older
      • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
      • Be able to work in the United States
      • Have a strong interest in obtaining peer employment
      • Have lived experience (direct or indirect) or be an ally for individuals with substance use disorder
      • Have a valid driver license

      Absolutely no drug use, including marijuana. 


      How to Apply

      Please fill out the form below to join the waiting list for the upcoming class.

      Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (1)

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      Voluntary Disability Disclosure
      Why are you being asked to complete this question? Read below "Voluntary Disability Disclosure."
      How did you hear about this program?(Required)

      Voluntary Disability Disclosure

      Why are you being asked to complete this form? Because we are a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program and participate in the National Registered Apprenticeship System that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor, we must reach out to, enroll, and provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship to qualified people with disabilities.[1] To help us learn how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for apprenticeship, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.
      If you already are an apprentice within our registered apprenticeship program, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our apprentices at the time of enrollment, and then remind them yearly, that they may update their information. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

      How do I know if I have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, bipolar disorder, major depression, multiple sclerosis (MS), missing limbs or partially missing limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, and intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation).

      Equal opportunity standards for apprenticeship program

      (1) The Staten Island PPS (sponsor) shall recruit, select, employ, and train apprentices during their apprenticeship without discrimination based on political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or age, unless sex or age constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification, or the physical or mental disability of a qualified individual with a disability;

      (2) The SI PPS (sponsor) will uniformly apply regulations concerning apprentices, including but not limited to equality of wages, periodic advancement, promotion, assignment of work, job performance, rotation among all work processes of the trade, imposition of penalties or other disciplinary action, and all other aspects of the apprenticeship program administered by SI PPS; and

      (3) The SI PPS shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship, including adoption of an affirmative action plan as required by these regulations. The PPS will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required by these regulations and 29 CFR 30.