Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS)

What is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist?

A certified peer recovery and support specialists (PRSS) is an individual with lived experience in recovery from substance use, problem gambling, mental health and/or other co-occurring challenges. Peers use their recovery experience to provide support and hope to individuals working through their own recovery.

As of August 1st, 2023 all individuals who are receiving compensation will need to be certified in Nevada due to legislation passed in  2021. Senate Bill 69 can be read here.

It is a requirement to become an intern and have regular meetings with your supervisor (individually biweekly and monthly with all supervisees, at the least.)

For reciprocity, please check out IC&RC Reciprocity.


  • PRSS-I application: $35
  • PRSS application and testing fee: $165
  • Renewal: $100

If the exam needs to be retaken due to failing or missing the appointment, there will be an $80 retake fee.

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