ICAADA Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) is a credential for family members, allies, loved ones or others who do not have personal, lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorders. This credential is for those who wish to provide support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues.

Requirements to earn your CARC credential

  • Allies, friends and/or loved ones of person seeking and/or in recovery (persons in personal recovery are not eligible for this credential)
Previous Education
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
Training & Education
  • 30 hours of recovery support training (CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is the only curriculum 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

  • Advocacy
  • Ethical Responsibility
  • Mentoring and Education
  • Recovery/Wellness Support

Register for your CARC credential

Issues with your Certemy account?

Phone No: 866-907-4088

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Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) Code of Ethics.
  • Two personal references
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 hours of recovery coach domain specific education during the period of certification (2 years), Including 6 clock-hours in Peer recovery Ethics education and 6 clock-hours in Cultural Competency education
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200