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Recovery Coach Training

We hope to meet all your training needs whether you want to become a recovery coach or are already working in this field and wish to elevate your skills.  Our trainings are available online, are uniquely experiential, and rely on the experts in the room—you! We facilitate CCAR and CHOICES. We love what we do!

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In Celebration of 10 years of Embark PCA 

Both CCAR and CHOICES are approved by COPA for CPFS and by NAADAC for NCPRSS.

To learn more about both tracks, please click the appropriate button below.

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Train to be a recovery coach

CCAR Credential Track- CPFS, NCPRSS


Credential Package :

$775 CO Residents - $1175 All Others Registration Package Includes:

1) CCAR RCA- 30 Hours

2) Ethical Consideration - 16 Hours

Pick 2

3) Professionalism & Coaching - 12 Hours

4) Spirituality and Coaching - 12 Hours

5) Coaching in Justice Settings- 12 hours

70 hours of IC & RC Accredited Recovery Coach Trainings are eligible for at least 2 Credentials:

Credential Special Part 2 - In honor of the Newly Created RSSO licensure Recovery Community Organizations

If you've already taken the 30 hour RCA and want to achieve the Credential

CCAR Professionalism (12 hours) & CCAR Ethical Considerations (16 hours)

Total 28 hours Continuing Accredited Education $350

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Other Classes:

1) Recovery Coaching Basics (6 hours $125)

2)Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department (12 hours $250)

3) Recovery Coaching in a Justice Setting (12 hours $250)

4) Advanced Recovery Coaching (24 hours $500)

1) Colorado Peer Credential CPFS here

2) NAADAC Peer Credential NCPRSS here

Does not include 500 work or volunteer hours; 25 hours of Supervision; written exam, application fee. ​ NAADAC Peer Credential- Satisfies the requirement for the NCPRSS Credential minus 6 hours of Infectious Disease.


Our Entire Training Team was fortunate enough to complete the Pilot Training of the Updated CCAR Facilitator Program.

​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”.


While the CCAR RCA has had a few updates over the past 10 years, the foundation principles of recovery coaching have stood the test of time.

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.

This training provides 30 CEs and is a NAADAC and CPFS Approved Training. ​

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will: ​

Describe Recovery Coach role and functions

List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery

Build skills to enhance relationships

Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching

Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story

Understand the stages of recovery

Describe the stages of change and their applications Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege

Address ethical and boundaries issues

Experience recovery wellness planning

Practice newly acquired skills

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