The Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) Examination offered by the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) qualifies successful candidates as Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).
The USPRA requires candidates to qualify for the exam by meeting eligibility requirements. The organization allows several pathways towards eligibility.
Candidates can qualify through experience and education milestones.
* Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation with six months of full time field related experience.
* Candidate must have an Associate’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation with one year of full time field related experience.
* Candidate must have graduated from an accredited program with two full years field related experience.
The CPRP exam can be taken during three months out of the year. The test is administered at computer-based testing centers located nationwide during March, June, and October. The CPRP exam fee runs $365 for USPRA members or $425 for all others. Those who fail the exam can retake it at a later time for an additional $190. Once certification has expired, candidates will need to renew their certification for a $135 fee to members or a $425 to nonmembers.
The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have a set amount of time to complete the exam. The exam considers many topics but features all questions in a multiple choice format. Candidates will have four answers to choose from. Each question will be counted towards the final grade.
The CPRP exam is administered at computer-based testing centers. Candidates will need to bring two forms of identification with them to the exam site. Failure to do so could result in their denial of services.
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