ICAADA Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach I (CAPRC I) is an introductory level credential for those who are in personal lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health, or co-occurring disorders. This credential is for those who wish to provide recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues. This peer recovery support credential is recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and Indiana Department of Workforce Development as Promoted Industry Certifications. This credential is a billable option through Indiana Medicaid, Indiana Recovery Works and Indiana Problem Gambler Awareness Program.

Better position in the company
Since beginning to work in the addictions/Recovery industry, I’ve enjoyed being able to help others. Through the course work required for my certifications, I’ve learned valuable information and techniques to better understand and deal with the clients that I deal with. My credential has helped me gain a better position in the company as well with a better rate of pay. As someone in recovery myself, I never could imagine that I would be able to establish a career in helping others find what I found. Thanks to ICAADA, I am not only able, but qualified.
– Eric

Requirements to earn your CAPRC I credential

  • Personal, lived experience in their own recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders.
Previous Education
  • Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent
Education & Training
  • 30 hours of recovery support training (CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is the only course accepted for this education requirement)
  • 16 hours of Peer Recovery Ethics training (MHAI SWD Training Institute 2-day Peer Recovery Ethics is the only course accepted for this education requirement)

Skills Domains

  1. Advocacy
  2. Ethical Responsibility
  3. Mentoring and Education
  4. Recovery/Wellness Support

Register for your CAPRC I credential

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Phone No: 866-907-4088

Recovery Time Expectation
  • Minimum one year (self-attested yet verified through references required)
  • None required
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) Code of Ethics
  • Two personal references
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • Non-renewable (This credential is valid for 2 years from date of award)
    – Candidate is expected to earn the CAPRC II credential during the two years of CAPRC I credential validity
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200