Recovery Coach Training Initiative



Community Based Recovery Coach Training & Certification Initiative

A Collaboration among LPCCN, GCASA, HRSA
and Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties

LPCCN Recovery Coach Training and NYS Certification Initiative Description:

In an effort to increase the number of qualified Peer Recovery Coaches to effectively impact the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) crisis in Western NY, The Lake Plains Community Care Network (LPCCN), has secured grant funding through Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This community collaborative serving Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties is looking to sponsor Recovery Peers, Affected Family Members and Ally’s - to participate in the CCAR Recovery Coach Training facilitated by Recovery Coach University. 

There will be two training groups ("Cohorts") and associated dates offered through this initiative and slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Qualified participants will have a high school diploma or equivalent, will identify as a Peer* (in Recovery), an Affected Family Member*, or an Ally* - those currently employed by an SUD Treatment and/or Recovery Services provider. Additionally they will agree to full participation including full 6 days of training, NYS certification completion and monthly ongoing group mentoring sessions. They must have the intention of completing their CRPA Certification and contributing Recovery Support Services in their community in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

Please complete the registration below. Also select which cohort/dates you prefer to attend (we will do our best to provide you with your preferred cohort/dates.)

Keep in mind that you must commit to the dates provided and attend 100% of the training in order to achieve a certificate of completion.  If you are unable to commit to all 6 dates, 9 - 5 pm, you are not eligible to participate in this training. Please do not register! This will prevent another qualified individual from participating!

* Peer / Recovery Support Specialists - individuals who are in recovery from substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders. Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such way that others can benefit from their experiences.

* Affected Family Members - individuals who have been affected by a loved one’s Substance Use Disorder and hope to support other families in the community.

* Ally - individuals working in the SUD Treatment/Recovery field wishing to achieve CRPA certification to enhance their service delivery.

To Learn More about specific Course Content, click on the links below. Be sure to return to this page to Register for the LPCCN RC Training Initiative being offered at NO COST to you!

Note:  This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000. The content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views, nor endorsements by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

30 Hr. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) Course Description
4 Days, 9:00 - 5:00 pm (select first choice Cohort One or Two Dates)

16 Hr. CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches Course Description
2 Days, 9:00 - 5:00 pm (select first choice Cohort One or Two Dates)


Please select Cohort One or Two below (must commit to all 6 days) *
Name *
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Are you registering as a Peer, Family Member or Ally? *
Agreement to Full Participation

For more information on this training initiative, please email: Charlotte Crawford, CEO, LPCCN or call her at 585-345-6110 . Thank you!

NOTE:  All Training begins promptly at 9:00 am and ends at or before 5 pm.  Participants must commit to attend 100% of the training on the dates offered within their Cohort as well as agree to attend ongoing monthly group supervision (mentor coaching) (Dates TBD).  No exceptions. Please register only if you are able to make this commitment. There are limited seats and your absence would preclude another person from participating.

Cohort One Dates (all Wednesdays): 

RCA Day 1: Wed, March 20; 9-5
RCA Day 2:  Wed, March 27; 9-5
RCA Day 3:  Wed, April 10; 9-5
RCA Day 4:  Wed, April 24; 9-5
ETHICS Day 1:  Wed, May 1; 9-5
ETHICS Day 2: Wed, May 8; 9-5

Cohort Two Dates (all Fridays):

RCA Day 1: Fri, March 22; 9-5
RCA Day 2:  Fri, March 29; 9-5
RCA Day 3:  Fri, April 12; 9-5
RCA Day 4:  Fri, April 26; 9-5
ETHICS Day 1:  Fri, May 3; 9-5
ETHICS Day 2: Fri, May 10; 9-5

Please note, cohorts are limited to 15 people each and spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis.  Materials, light refreshments and lunch will be provided.


Training Location:

Lake Plains Community Care Network
575 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

(In the East Town Plaza, next to Family Dollar)

If you feel exactly the same about being a Recovery Coach after this training, you weren’t listening
— John Arlet, FOR-DO
I was told on Day one to expect a whole new perspective on the Recovery field. Expectations met.
— Vinnie Williams, CRPA-P, Open Access Clinic