Custom-30 Hour Peer Coach Training


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  • Dates: April 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 2024 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • Location: Virtual by Zoom
  • Attendance for each day is required to receive 30 CEs. Must be present and on-screen for this interactive training.
  • IC & RC Four Domains Awarded:
    • Advocacy – 8.0
    • Ethics – 4.0
    • Mentoring & Education – 8.75
    • Wellness & Recovery – 9.25
  • See below for more detailed information and cancellation policy.

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This course is also accepted in Illinois for initial certification. Choicesmeet the criteria for the National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) credential. Please see this page to confirm.

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Course Description: This training course is designed for individuals looking to begin their journey as a peer recovery support specialist or peer recovery coach in the substance use field; or for those who are looking to learn how to better engage with those suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Participants will gain a strong foundation of the roles of a peer recovery coach and understand how the roles are different from other traditional and existing support methods. Participants will be introduced to the many concepts and skills involved in effective recovery coaching, preparing them for professional roles to serve their communities as peer support advocates.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of addiction and the brain.
  • Understand common behaviors of addiction.
  • Practice skills of motivational interviewing.
  • Define the roles of a recovery coach.
  • Gain an understanding of what recovery is.
  • Evaluate the stages of change and stages of recovery.
  • Identify harm reduction.
  • Develop reuse prevention plans.
  • Utilize SMART Goals.
  • Recognize the importance of self-care.

IC & RC Four Domains Awarded:

    • Advocacy – 8.0
    • Ethics – 4.0
    • Mentoring & Education – 8.75
    • Wellness & Recovery – 9.25

Additional Instructions:

  • Upon submission of this payment, you will receive a receipt with further enrollment instructions. Your registration is not complete until you finish the next steps listed in the receipt.
  • All training will be conducted via Zoom.
  • You will receive a manual and the Zoom login information 1 week prior to the training start date. Be sure to put your mailing address in the fields provided. If your address changes between now and the date of mailing, please notify us to ensure you receive your manual. Additional charges may result if not notified.
  • ***Cancellations must be received within two weeks of the start date to be rescheduled or refunded. All refunds are subject to a processing fee. No exceptions.

NAADAC Approved Provider provides pre-approval for initial certification in AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WV


Pre-approval for continuing education in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, NM, NY, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY, and Iowa.

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