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Virtual Peer Recovery Specalist Training

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 6:00 pm

This certification serves a unique role in the recovery community- allowing you to develop and refine your skills, while providing life changing support for clients. Use your lived experience and personal journey to provide hope to others.

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed 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. This educational program is approved by NAADAC.

*Note, this registration does NOT guarantee you a spot in the training but adds you to the pool of applicants once a general admission ticket has been registered for. You will be contacted for a phone screen as part of the application process. Training cost is $750, but there are scholarship opportunities available.

Requirements for this course:

  • High School Diploma
  • In recovery or personal lived experience with substance use disorder
  • At least 1 year of sobriety
  • A heart for encouraging others
  • Attend all training hours
  • Obtain supervisor permission

Course Schedule: 2024

  • Monday, February 5th 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday, February 6th 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wednesday, February 7th 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday, February 8th 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday, February 9th 9:00AM-6:00PM

This is a 46-hour course, ALL HOURS MUST be attended to become eligible for certification testing.

This training is run virtually with cameras on:


Contact: Sadie.Brown@mnpra.org


February 5 @ 8:00 am
February 9 @ 6:00 pm
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Sadie Brown