Recovery Residence Administrators and Recovery Residences

Pursuant to sections 397.487 and 397.4871, F.S., the Department of Children and Families shall approve at least one credentialing entity for the purpose of developing and administering a voluntary certification program for recovery residences and recovery residence administrators, respectively.
Any organization wishing to be approved as a credentialing entity must submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Description of how the organization intends to meet the requirements in sections 397.487 or 397.4871, F.S., as applicable
  • Attestation by the organization's authorized representative that the information provided is accurate and supported by documentation records maintained by the organization

For Recovery Residences, please submit to:
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 222
Tallahassee, FL 32399

For Recovery Residence Administrators, please submit to:
Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 227
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Department reserves the right to determine if the credentialing entity is in compliance with sections 397.487 and 397.4871, F.S.

Credentialing Entities Currently Approved by the Department
Recovery Residence Administrators

  • The Florida Certification Board

Recovery Residences

  • The Florida Association of Recovery Residences, Inc.