CPRC-A (formerly Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach I – CAPRC I)

ICAADA Certified Peer Recovery Coach-Associates (CPRC-A) 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 and/or mental health concerns. 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

CPRC-A Requirements

  • 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 and Training:
  • Minimum 30 hours of recovery support fundamentals specific education (MHAI SWD Training Institute 5-day Recovery Support Fundamentals training OR CCAR Recovery Coach Academy training completed prior to July 1st, 2024, are the only courses accepted)
  • 16 hours of recovery support ethical responsibility specific education (MHAI SWD Training Institute 2-day Recovery Support Ethics is the only course accepted)

Skills Domains

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

Education and training hours are defined as workshops, seminars, institutes, accredited college/university courses, and other accredited education delivered in-person or on-line. Education hours must be accredited by approved providers who are state or national organizations granted authority to accredit education for credentialing and licensing purposes. You must show a certificate of attendance/completion that lists who has accredited the course for education hours when submitting the hours for approval. One (1) contact hour of education is equal to sixty (60) minutes of continuous instruction. 15 contact hours are given for each college semester credit. Therefore, a college course of three (3) credits is equal to 45 contact hours. 

Supporting documentation in the form of syllabus, course description, etc. may also be required to review content for acceptability. To be considered a valid training experience for the purpose of credentialing, education/training must be related to the knowledge and skill base associated with the performance domains outlined for this credential.

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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 Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC) 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 CPRC credential during the two years of CPRC-A credential validity
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200