Recovery Coach Training

Are you interested in learning more about recovery and/or becoming a recovery coach? PRCC offers CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery) certified Recovery Coach Academy trainings throughout the state of Maine.

What is Recovery Coaching?

Recovery Coaching is an innovative peer-to-peer support service that helps individuals in recovery identify their own unique pathway to a joyful life. By providing a framework for setting goals, recovery coaches meet recoverees where they are at, connecting the recovering person with community-based services and resources so that the recoveree is empowered to recover.

PRCC Recovery Coaches:

Promote Recovery

Remove Barriers

Build Recovery Capital

Connect Recoverees with Recovery Support

Recovery coaches are not therapists, counselors, clinicians, clergy or 12 step sponsors.
They occupy a very unique and distinct lane on the recovery highway.



Are you interested in becoming a recovery coach?

PRCC offers one-day Recovery Coach Basics trainings to learn more about what a Recovery Coach is and to gain a better understanding of the recovery process. These trainings are open to people in recovery as well as family members, employers, and allies who are looking to learn more about recovery.


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.

  • 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


Ethics trainings are not all created equal.

Recovery Coaches need an understanding of ethics that differs from those of clinicians due to their unique role while guiding someone through their own recovery process. Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past few years. The issue of ethical considerations has been discussed in many circles yet formal training has been lacking for recovery coaches. This 16-hour training addresses this critical need.

Based on the widely used Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Peer-based Recovery Support Services by William White and PRO-ACT (2007), CCAR designed this training to help coaches, and anyone else working in the peer role, to understand how critical it is to be ethically responsible. Using presentations, small group work, and role play to address many areas including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues. This year we have added an additional half day of training, to allow for more opportunities to practice using relevant scenarios coaches may face on a daily basis.

Please note that completion of Recovery Coach Academy is a pre-requisite for Ethical Considerations.


Emergency Departments now recognize that Recovery Coaches can make a difference

in this high paced setting by connecting those that are present in the ED to pathways of recovery that can be sustained in the long term. Recovery Coaching continues to gain momentum throughout the country, and with good reason. Recovery Coaches can, and do, connect people to long term and sustained recovery. Because of this, more and more, coaches are being utilized in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, police stations, drug courts, treatment centers, and most notably Emergency Departments. The need for skilled coaches who can easily adapt and work in a fast-paced ED setting is growing exponentially. As providers of the CT ED Recovery Coaches program, we have learned a great deal about the different training needs of those who choose to serve in this unique role. This CCAR course prepares participants for the challenging and rewarding role of a Recovery Coach in the Emergency Department.

Please note that completion of Recovery Coach Academy is a pre-requisite for Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department.


Recovery coaching is growing as a profession due to its effectiveness

in not only helping people find recovery, but staying in recovery. We see coaches deployed in a wide variety of settings and as such, coaches are supervised by a wide range of positions…and not everyone who is overseeing the coaches understands fully the unique nature of the role. In many cases, we see Peer Supervision models as an attempt that does not truly align with the recovery coaching model? We hope you will join us for what we believe is a model for oversight that resonates most with the role of the coach – aptly named, Coachervision. Based on the concept of “coaching coaches”, this CCAR workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how to best support coaches day-to-day and develop coaches for long-term success.

Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board

The Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board (MRCCB) was formed in 2021 to standardize and promote best practice qualifications for Peer Recovery Coaches in Maine by defining and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice and ethics across volunteer and employment capacities.

As of January 1, 2022, all registration and certification information can be found on the Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board (MRCCB) website. The website includes details on how to become a Registered or Certified Peer Recovery Coach, view credentials, find training resources, and more.

If your organization is hiring recovery coaches in Maine, it is highly recommended to hire registered or certified coaches. Verify Credential Here

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