Recovery Coach Training
30 hours
Hudson Valley Resource Training Center is pleased to partner with

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard to provide Recovery Coach Training

Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based supports for persons in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs, and other addictions. Similar to life and business coaching, Recovery Coaching (also known as peer mentoring) is a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self directs his/her recovery while the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. 



1/27, 2/3, 2/1, 2/2 - 2018

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1/25, 1/26, 2/1, 2/2 - 2018

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You MUST attend all classes in order to receive your certificate.  

We MUST have a minimum of 10 students to conduct the class.  

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register.  

IF THE CLASS IS NOT HELD your deposit will be refunded. 

Cost:  $400 -  A $100 deposit is required to register.  

PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE for the balance.  Tuition can be paid by credit card.

From the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

February 27, 2017

Dear CCAR Recovery Coach Training Provider:

It has come to OASAS’ attention that students who have received a certificate of completion for the CCAR 30 Hour Recovery Coach training are considering themselves as being Certified Recovery Coaches; which is not accurate. We are reaching out to you to request your assistance to clear up the confusion which seems to be occurring related to the different peer certifications and processes. It is important that all CCAR Recovery Coach Training Providers explain the difference between a Training Certificate of Completion and a Certification as noted below; as this can be easily misinterpreted by training participants:

 Training Certificate of Completion – a certificate of completion for 30 hours of the CCAR Recovery Coach training indicates that an individual successfully completed 30 hours of classroom training on the topic of Recovery Coaching. It does not demonstrate that an individual is a certified Recovery Coach; nor does it demonstrate competency as a Recovery Coach.

 Certification – a certification is a standard that has been set by a Certification Board which has been granted authority to confer competence in a certain area of expertise. It usually contains not only an education requirement but also additional competency measures which may include the passing of an examination, work experience, supervision, criminal background check, and other relevant requirements which must be documented and verified by an official application process. For certifications to be valid and reliable, the competencies must be determined by a valid job task analysis, which should be updated on a regular basis to keep pace with changes occurring in a particular profession. As you are aware, in New York State there are two Peer Certifications that were developed as part of the Substance Use Disorder Delivery System for peer services related to addictions:

 Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)* – This certification can be obtained in NYS through the following Certification Boards: o New York Certification Association – o New York Certification Board – *This certification is approved by OASAS for Medicaid reimbursement in OASAS certified settings

 Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)*– More information at: o New York Certification Board – *CARC services will not receive Medicaid reimbursement in OASAS certified settings.  

Should you have any questions regarding the two certifications, please contact the Certification Boards listed above. Please contact OASAS if you have questions related to OASAS approved trainings:

Are you looking for 16 hours of Ethical Responsibility Training to go towards your NYS certification for Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)  or Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)?  Please contact us at