CRC (formerly Certified Addiction Recovery Coach – CARC)

ICAADA Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) 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 recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use and/or mental health concerns. This recovery support credential is recognized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as an Promoted Industry Certification

CRC Requirements

  • 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 and Education:
  • 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

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

Register for your CRC 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 Recovery Coach (CRC) Code of Ethics.
  • Two personal 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