Becoming a Trainer

Thank you for your interest in becoming a trainer for one of our programs! Below you will find information about the TOT program for our curriculum.

All participants of our TOT Programs should have prior training/facilitation experience as this is not set up to provide instruction on how to train, but how to train our curriculum. Those participants who successfully complete our TOT programs will be required to sign an agreement with CCAR in order to purchase materials and to be registered as an authorized trainer.  You must complete the Training and TOT for each curriculum you wish to train.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy TOT

To become a trainer of the RCA, one must attend an RCA and a TOT session. The TOT session runs consecutively with our RCA’s here in CT, so participants can do both at the same time. The RCA runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The TOT runs from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. The RCA TOT Program costs $650.   (This fee does not include the registration fee for the RCA)  To read more or look at the schedule, please click here.

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills. When graduates returned from the academy, they started calling themselves “recovery coaches”.

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.

CCAR Spirituality TOT

To become a trainer of the CCAR Spirituality Curriculum, one must attend a training and a TOT session. The TOT session runs consecutively with our Spirituality trainings here in CT, so participants can do both at the same time. Spirituality runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for two consecutive days. The TOT immediately follows each day from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Spirituality TOT Program costs $250.  (This fee does not include the registration fee for the Spirituality for Recovery Coaches Class.) To read more or look at the schedule, please click here.

CCAR Ethical Considerations TOT

To become a trainer of the CCAR Ethics Curriculum, one must attend a training and a TOT session. The TOT session runs consecutively with our Ethics trainings here in CT, so participants can do both at the same time. Ethics runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for two consecutive days. The TOT immediately follows each day from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost of the Ethics TOT Program is $250.  (This fee does not include the registration fee for the Ethical considerations for Recovery Coaches class.) To read more or look at the schedule, please click here.

What if I have already taken a CCAR Class and just need the TOT component?

We have many participants who have attended classes in the past, be it in CT or in another state.  If you have already completed a training and want to be able to train that curriculum, send an email to cart@ccar.us.  In most cases, depending on how long ago you have completed a program, we may waive your fee to attend the core class and just have you pay to attend the TOT portion.