CCAR, the global leader in training the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching has established a Recovery Coach Professional (RCP)© designation to elevate the standard for recovery coaches worldwide. Our goal is to have the RCP© Designation recognized, trusted and valued in the field. Over the years, we have found that recovery coach certifications focus mainly on the science. To earn most certifications and/or credentials associated with recovery coaching, candidates must accumulate a certain number of training hours, accrue a specified amount of supervised time serving in the role and pass a written test. In addition, many certifications require someone to be abstinent from a personal addiction for a specific period of time. This is in direct conflict with the spirit of the role of a recovery coach, as well as honoring multiple pathways of recovery.
We believe that vetting coaches is important as we embark into professional arenas, however, the act of being vetted shouldn't create even more barriers for a population that is continuously struggling to eliminate barriers.
CCAR invites you to join a growing group of Recovery Coach Professionals© across the country.
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The RCP Application fee is $149.
The CCAR RCP Designation is good for two years. To renew, please follow the link below.
The Redesignation fee is $49.
*You can acquire the additional 14 more credit hours of Recovery-focused training by:
- Attending another CCAR training
- Purchasing a webinar membership
- Attending another pre-approved training
The RCP©Designation is available to ALL - people in recovery, families, friends allies. Just like each of our CCAR Training programs. There is no prerequisite or length of time in recovery required.
CCAR will award the RCP© Designation to successful candidates that demonstrate the art and science of coaching recovery through the following:
Training Requirements: Applicants must complete the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© and the CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches©. In addition, 14 hours of CCAR or CCAR-approved training programs for a total of 60 training hours.
Experience: In the application, the candidates will describe their addiction recovery experience through a resume and/or a written summary. .
Interview: Candidates will have an interview with a panel comprised of CCAR leadership and RCPs. May be in person or online. Read more about the CCAR RCP Interview Process 2021