ICAADA Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach I (CAPRC I) 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 issues. 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

Requirements to earn your CAPRC I credential

  • Personal, lived experience in their own recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders.
Previous Education
  • High school diploma or HSE
Education & Training
  • 30 hours of peer training (CCAR Recovery Coach Academy)
  • 16 hours of Peer Recovery Ethics training 

Skills Domains

  1. Advocacy
  2. Ethical Responsibility
  3. Mentoring and Education
  4. Recovery/Wellness Support
Recovery Time Expectation
  • One year self-attested
  • None
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) Code of Ethics
  • Two personal references
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • Non-renewable after 2 years
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

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