ICAADA Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) 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 support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues.

Requirements to earn your CARC credential

  • Allies, friends and/or loved ones of person seeking and/or in recovery
Previous Education
  • High school diploma or HSE
Training & Education
  • 30 hours of peer training (CCAR Recovery Coach Academy)
  • 16 hours of Peer Recovery Ethics

Skills Domain

  • Advocacy
  • Ethical Responsibility
  • Mentoring and Education
  • Recovery/Wellness Support
Recovery Time Expectation
  • None
  • None
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) Code of Ethics.
  • Two personal references
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 hours of related CEU every two years, including 6 in peer recovery ethics
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $150 | Non-member – $300
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

Register for your CARC credential

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