If your PRA credential has lapsed, you may now apply for reinstatement without retaking the Certification Exam. Applicants for reinstatement are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery.

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The PRA Certification Reinstatement Program is an opportunity for individuals with a lapsed Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) or Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) credential to apply for reinstatement of their certification and re-enter a normal recertification cycle – without having to retake the certification exam!  Individuals taking advantage of this opportunity to enhance their professional status by reinstating their certification will again be distinguished with an internationally recognized professional credential in psychiatric rehabilitation.

Getting Started

After submitting the reinstatement application fee via the PRA online store, applicants will be sent a link to the online reinstatement application, during which they will be asked to commit to abide by the PRA Code of Ethics and submit full contact information, an overview of their professional activity over the past three years (36 months), the reason for their reinstatement request, and recent employment and continuing education history.

PLEASE NOTE: PRA is currently changing application platforms, so the current reinstatement application site will be disabled in the coming weeks (estimated February 2020), at which point any incomplete applications will be lost.  Upon payment of the reinstatement application fee, candidates will be sent instructions on accessing the current application platform.  Because the exact date of the platform change is unknown, candidates should complete and submit their reinstatement applications right away to avoid losing data when this occurs.  If your application is lost in the change, email us at and we will direct you to the new site.


Applications will be reviewed by the Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery (the “Commission”) on a case-by-case basis, and there is no automatic disqualification from reinstatement based on submitted answers, however 45 contact hours of qualifying continuing education (as described here) within the past 36 months will need to be submitted in order for reinstatement to be approved.


Individuals will be contacted via email throughout the application review process.  Applicants may be contacted with follow-up questions or provided additional training recommendations or requirements.  Any questions about the process should be directed to; any questions or requests for assistance with payments or updating user profile or login information should be directed to

Approval and Reinstatement

Upon Commission approval for reinstatement, applicants will be notified via email and provided a payment form for the reinstatement fee.  After payment is received, the PRA Certification Department will process payment and send confirmation of reinstatement, as well as new certification dates and deadlines, within 10 business days.  PRA staff will verify member status when processing payments and may contact applicants if their membership has lapsed.  PRA no longer delivers physical certificates; electronic certificates are sent via email.


  • Initial Application Fee: $50
  • Final Reinstatement Fee (upon application approval): $195 (PRA Member) / $315 (PRA Non-member)

Payment Terms & Conditions

Application fees are available online in the PRA store (search “reinstatement”) and are final and non-transferable unless individuals contact PRA within 24 hours of purchase and have not begun the application process.  A Reinstatement Payment Form will be provided upon approval of reinstatement application; upon submission, payment will be processed within 10 business days.  Reinstatement fees are final and non-transferable.


Upon payment of the reinstatement application fee, candidates will be sent instructions on completing the application and submitting it with final payment.  Email us at if you do not receive this email.