An entry-level credential for people who want to combine their life and recovery experience with education to increase their income and enhance their career path.

Recovery Changes Lives

Many recovery community organizations have established recovery community centers where educational; advocacy and sober social activities are organized. Peer recovery support services are also offered in churches and other faith based institutions, recovery homes/sober housing.

It’s time to take your strength, hope and experience to the next level and show the world that you are a trained peer recovery specialist. ATI’s education can help you get credentials that are recognized everywhere, your certification will be in demand!

Each state has different requirements for this certification.  The Peer Recovery Support Specialist credential can have different names or titles depending on the state you are working in.

California

CCAPP Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

►100 hours education/training

►500 hours paid or volunteer experience

►25 hours supervised work experience

►Passing score on the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination

Florida Certification Board

CRRS – Certified Recovery Support Specialist

►75 hours education/training

►1000 hours paid or volunteer experience

►24 hours supervised work experience

►Passing score on the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination

Georgia Certification Board

Certified Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC)

►100 hours education/training

►100 hours paid or volunteer experience

►500 hours supervised work experience

►Passing score on the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination

Peer support services – advocating, mentoring, educating, and navigating systems – are becoming an important component in helping people recover.  Sharing our strength, hope and experience is deeply rooted in the addiction field, but it is a newer concept in credentialing.

Credentialing provides much-needed standardization to the rapidly growing profession of peer recovery support. Becoming credentialed demonstrates competency, by having professional expertise and qualifications verified by an independent evaluator. It recognizes the achievement of a standard of ethics, education, and experience necessary to provide quality recovery support services. The credential is designed for individuals with personal, lived experience in their own recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders.

Why Choose the Addictions Training Institute®

  • Fully online program
  • Education professionals for over 15 years
  • Board approved
  • All the education you need to get certified
  • Instructors are experienced practitioners
  • SAMHSA predicts job growth of 20% by next year
  • Have a better life by helping others recover from addiction

  • Meets IC & RC requirements
  • Complete your education requirements quickly
  • Interaction with seasoned instructors
  • Convenient – study when you have time
  • Certification leads to more money
  • We know substance abuse treatment inside and out

Benefits of the Addictions Training Institute

  • Affordable, our entire program costs less than most other schools
  • Financing available
  • Educational materials based on IC & RC exam
  • Curriculum designed to meet state requirements
  • Exceptional student support
  • Study from home
  • Complete your education in less than a year

  • Experienced Instructors
  • Courses available 24 hours a day
  • All courses designed to teach you want you need to know to pass the certification exam
  • Practice exams available
  • Scholarships availabl
  • Learn from the same sources that are used to develop the credentialing examination