ICAADA Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery – Peer Recovery (CSPR-PR) is a credential for recovery support professionals who wish to show their competencies related to providing effective and ethical recovery support supervision.

CSPR-PR Requirements

  • Currently credentialed as one of the following nationally/internationally recognized credentials (no others are accepted)
    • Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach II (CAPRC II) offered through ICAADA
    • Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) offered through ICAADA
    • Internationally Credentialed Peer Recovery (ICPR) offered through IC&RC
    • National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) offered through NAADAC
    • National Certified Peer Support (NCPS) offered through Mental Health America

*Please note that the DMHA CHW/CRS credential is NOT accepted as a pre-requisite credential

  • Professional Experience:
    • 4000 supervised hours in professional Substance Use/Mental Health Services
  • Supervisory Experience:
    • 300 hours supervised experience in a leadership or supervisory role of peer recovery support professionals

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Education and Training:
  • 30 hours of an approved recovery support fundamentals training
  • 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 HIV/AIDS specific education
  • 14 hours of Recovery Support Supervision Training (Only course accepted in the MHAI SWD Training Institute 2-day Recovery Support Supervision curriculum)
  • 85 hours of additional training in Addiction/Mental Health education (hours above will not count towards 85 additional hours)
  • 6 hours in cultural competency

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.

Skills Domains

  • Understanding Peer recovery Support Role
  • Recovery Advocacy
  • Supports ethical and effective Implementation of Peer recovery Support Role
  • Ethical Practice
  • Encourages professional growth
  • Facilitates team building
  • Strength-based Approach
  • Quality and quantity of supervision
  • Employment policy and practice
  • Self-care
Code of Ethics:
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Professional References:
  • Must provide three professional references
  • 40 hours of recovery support domain specific education every two year, including 6 clock-hours in recovery support (or non-clinical) ethics and 6 clock-hours in non-clinical supervision/leadership education
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300 (if IC&RC Peer Recovery exam not previously taken)
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200