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Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRCI)

The ICAADA Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach I (CAPRC I) credential is intended for individuals who have a lived experience of recovery and who desire to help peers in addiction recovery. CAPRC I skill domains are:

      Mentoring and Education
      Recovery and Wellness Support
      Ethical Responsibility

Requirements for the CAPRC include:
None required
High school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency AND 30 hours of training specific to the domains.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination.
Code of Ethics
The applicant must sign the ICAADA Peer Recovery code of ethics statement affirming that the applicant has read and will abide by the code of ethics.
40 hours of related continuing education earned every two years, including six hours in peer recovery ethics.
Geographic Location
 You must live or work at least 51 percent of the time in Indiana.    

CAPRC Application Instructions
Applicant for the CAPRC I credential must demonstrate applicable  education  as well as pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery examination.  A complete application consists of:

ICAADA Membership Form  Download
CAPRC Application Form  Download
Employer Release Form  Download
Training and Education Form  Download
CAPRC Supervision Form  Download
CAPRC Code of Ethics Form  Download
Payment of fees:

      ICAADA membership (student/volunteer $62.50, regular $125)
      CAPRC exam ($150)
      CAPRC application ($100)

Once the CAPRC exam is passed and your submitted application packet is complete, your CAPRC certificate will be issued within 30 days.


Certification Renewal

To renew Membership and Certifications online requires having a registered account

Begin the certification renewal process by submitting the Certification Application. First use the link below to register for a new account. If you already have an account online, please first login. Remember, if you are working on getting certifications for the first time, you can fill out the application and pay the certification dues, but you will need to download and complete all necessary forms and applications per the credential and submit most of them by fax, or mail them in to the ICAADA office.

Register for New Account

Certification is the process of evaluating an individual's experience, education, training, knowledge and competency as an addiction professional.  This function is accomplished by ICAADA's Certification Board, which is composed of elected members of ICAADA, with alternates, and at least one member appointed by the ICAADA Certification Chairperson.  it is the intention of the Board to issue a credential based on the sum total of the applicant's experience, training, peer review, and overall judgement of service to the addictions constituency.

In developing a system for Certification, the Board will assume broad powers in assessing applicants and their portfolios.  With these broad powers in assessing different categories of service, the Board may require additional evidence or information.

The Board, within its rules, will make every effort to function with maximum members present.  In doing so, the Board will be employing an approach that is most favorable to the applicant.  Board members will encourage an open dialogue with the applicant.  However, the Board will respect all confidential material, oral or written.

The Certification Board may enlist technical assistance and consultation, as required from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and other sources.

Board members who are named as a reference for an applicant will abstain from voting on the certification of that applicant.

For questions about certification, please call our office at 317-923-8800 between 10-4, Monday through Friday.

Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications

We have listed some of the most common mistakes with the applications we receive. Please have a look so you can learn from others. If you would like to add to this list please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our office. Thanks.

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