NYS Peer Recovery Professional Certifications

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA and CRPA-P) Training Requirements:

CRPA and CRPA-P Peer Recovery Certifications require 46 Hours of approved Training in order to become eligible for NYS Certification through the NYCB. At Recovery Coach University we offer the fundamental workshops to meet these requirements as well as many that meet re-certification requirements.

The fundamental 46 Hr Training Requirements can be obtained by attending:

30 Hr CCAR Recovery Coach Academy

16 Hr Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

CRPA Certifications are the most popular of the Recovery Coach credentials because there are many job openings in NYS since Medicaid now reimburses agencies for the evidence based services of the Recovery Peer Professional. For details, applications and requirements always check with the NYS Certification Board (NYCB) as they are the experts and authorities!

Stay tuned for CRPA-F training and certification announcements coming soon!

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) Training Requirements:

CARC Certification require 60 Hours of approved Training in order to become eligible for certification. The same 2 foundation training workshops apply to this certification:

30 Hr CCAR Recovery Coach Academy

16 Hr Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

Additionally, Recovery Coach University offers other workshops to help meet the Certification requirements for the CARC and Re-Certification requirements for CRPA’s:

6 Hr Motivational Interviewing

6 Hr Coaching Skills for Recovery Peer professional, Counselors and Clinicians

12 Hr. Peer Supervision Training

And many eligible workshops can be found online:

Online Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Motivational Interviewing in a Chemical Dependency Setting:  https://www.oasas.ny.gov/testportal/AMcourses.cfm

NYSMandatedReporter Training

All Academy of Peer Services free online courses are approved for CARC/CRPA renewals

Mental Health First Aid courses

Sources for Funding and Scholarships:

Please Note: Scholarships and Funding can take up to 5 weeks to secure. Begin today!


FOR-NY (Friends of Recovery New York) and OASAS

Recovery Coach University is a NYS Best Practices Training provider selected to offer this unique scholarship opportunity for Training for CRPA Certifications. Learn more here.

ASAP NYCB Scholarships to cover Certification Fees.

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) and the New York Certification Board (NYCB) are pleased to offer OASAS-funded scholarships that can be used to cover the cost of application and exam fees for candidates wanting to become a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate-Provisional (CRPA-P). Apply Here.


ACCES VR - Vocational Rehabilitation and Funding

Acces VR (formerly VESED) offers Training Funding for many individuals in our community meeting eligibility requirements. To identify if you might qualify, contact an office in your region: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

ROCHESTERWORKS! Funding for Peer Recovery Trainings

Recovery Coach University is an approved vendor with RochesterWorks! Learn more here. Or call (585) 258-3500 to speak with a counselor about eligibility and application for training grant to cover your CRPA training fees.

ABC HPOG (Action for a Better Community Health Profession Opportunity Grants)

Funding available for individuals seeking a health care profession (including Peer Recovery Professions!) Learn More Here or email Brian Kelsey: BKelsey@abcinfo.org