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:
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:
Additionally, Recovery Coach University offers other workshops to help meet the Certification requirements for the CARC and Re-Certification requirements for CRPA’s:
And many eligible workshops can be found online:
Motivational Interviewing in a Chemical Dependency Setting: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/testportal/AMcourses.cfm
All Academy of Peer Services free online courses are approved for CARC/CRPA renewals
Sources for Funding and Scholarships:
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.
FOR-NY (Friends of Recovery New York) and OASAS partner to provide scholarships for Training for CRPA. Learn more here.
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
NYS Education Department Training Funding Opportunities:
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