CPRC (formerly Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach II- CAPRC II)

ICAADA Certified Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC) is an experienced 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. This credential meets the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium requirements for the Peer Recovery (PR) credential.  Please visit IC&RC reciprocity page and learn more about reciprocity and how this credential may be eligible for other IC&RC Member Boards credentials.

A brand new career
The credential opened the door for my continued education by working with my peers. And gave me a brand new career.
– Woody

CPRC 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, OR DMHA CHW/CRS (now CPSP) 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)
  • 6 hours of HIV/AIDS specific education
  • 6 hours of cultural competency education

Skills Domains

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

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Phone No: 866-907-4088

Recovery Time Expectation:
  • Minimum of one year (self-attested yet verified through references required)
  • 500 hours of professional recovery support (volunteer or paid) and 25 hours of direct supervision specific to the CPRC Skills Domains.
    Please click here for examples of hours that will count as peer support experience.
Code of Ethics:
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC) Code of Ethics.
  • Two professional references
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 hours of recovery support specific education every two year, including 6 clock-hours in recovery support (or non-clinical) ethics and 6 clock-hours in cultural competency education
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

The CPRC credential meets the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium requirements for the Peer Recovery(PR) credential.  Please visit IC&RC reciprocity page and learn more about reciprocity and how this credential may be eligible for other IC&RC Member Boards credentials.