Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach
ICAADA is pleased to announce the availability of the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credential. This credential is intended for individuals who have a lived experience of recovery and who desire to help people in addiction recovery. CAPRC skill domains include advocacy, mentoring and education, recovery and wellness support, and ethical responsibility.
The credential is recognized in states and countries that are affiliates of the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Look under the ICAADA website header, “Credentials” , and click CAPRC for more details about the CAPRC credential.
ICAADA will offer addiction recovery coach, recovery coach ethics and HIV/AIDS trainings throughout the coming year to enable candidates to meet the training requirements for the CAPRC credential. Below is a statement by the IC&RC regarding the development of the peer recovery coaching credential .
“The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) has completed their work on the development of a certification that will recognize the work done by recovering individuals in the community. The development of this credential has been completely peer driven. This certification, open to those who meet specific requirements, will provide credibility to the work done by individuals in recovery, members of recovery community organizations and those who work in the substance abuse or mental health field that do not meet the present educational and supervisory criteria for clinical based certifications. It is our hope that this certification will open doors for individuals interested in working in the substance abuse or mental health field that possess tremendous knowledge and experience in recovery and would like to use it to help others change their lives. A full Job Analysis (JA) and a 75 question multiple choice examination are final with the first administration of the examination being given in December 2013.