Certified Peer Recovery Specialists may be individuals in recovery, members of recovery community organizations, those affected by substance abuse and mental health, those who work in the substance abuse or mental health field that do not meet the present educational and supervisory criteria for clinical based certifications, and others who possess knowledge and support of long-term recovery.

Formal post-secondary education is not a requirement for obtaining the peer recovery credential. However, emphasis will be placed instead on training, specifically in the domains of advocacy, ethical responsibility, mentoring and education, and recovery wellness support. Ongoing training will also be required for the maintenance of the peer recovery credential.

We recommend contacting Doc’s Recovery House to learn more about their Recovery Coaching Academy.