California Requirements for CPRM II Certification with CCAPP

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CPRMII – Certified Peer Recovery Mentor II Requirements:

  • Cannot be a certified counselor or licensed professional. If you are certified or licensed you may be eligible for the Professional Recovery Coach
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
  • 500 hours of supervised work and/or volunteer experience providing peer-to-peer recovery support services
  • 46 hours of content-specific training (ATI provides this full training online) in these domains:
    -10 hours Advocacy
    -10 hours Mentoring/Education
    -10 hours Recovery/Wellness
    -16 hours Ethical Responsibility
  • 25 hours of supervision specific to the above domains. Supervision must be provided by an organization’s documented and qualified supervisory staff per job description
  • 2 letters of recommendation for certification at least one of which must be professional. References must accompany
  • Attest to lived experience and in recovery from addiction. A letter of what recovery means to you. For ideas and support go to
  • Agree to be bound by the Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (CPRSS) or Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM)  Code of Conduct
  • Pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination
  • Submit all required CPRM II certification forms and fees to CCAPP

Please read about any additional requirements for certification on the CCAPP website by clicking here.

The Addictions Training Institute – ATI

has created an independent study program to enable you to complete the required courses at your own pace and in your own home. There is no need to fight traffic while you drive to school. Study and complete courses wherever you have internet access.

ATI is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction
Programs and Professionals to offer the courses that are required to become a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM).

The CPRM requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.

We have created a package that contains the 40 hours of education required by the CCAPP. The courses range from 1 hour to 8 hours. Each course comes complete with the course materials, the exam and a certificate of completion, which you will receive immediately after passing the exam with a score of 75%. There are no hidden fees or charges.

How to Proceed:
Register and Log In.
Purchase the Package with a credit card

Complete your Educational Requirements
Go to your Student Profile Page
Click on the course you wish to take
Read the material
Take the exam
Complete the course evaluation
Print, Save or Email your certificate.

Repeat until all courses are completed.


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.

“I have been supporting my family and community for years. It’s time to take my skills to the next level and show the world I am a trained peer recovery specialist. ATI’s education can help me get credentials that are recognized everywhere so I know my 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.


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 training programs
  • 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