Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

This entry level credential will promote competence and skill development in peer recovery support and peer delivered services in a variety of contexts; addiction crisis intervention, referral to treatment services and aftercare planning, prison re-entry, as well as in non-clinical settings, such as, peer run recovery centers. Students who successfully complete this course will fulfill the curricula requirements for N.J. state certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.

The Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey has agreed that successful completion of this course is equivalent to completing the 46 hours of training required for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) required by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) in the four Domains of Education/Mentoring, Recovery and Wellness, Advocacy and Ethical Responsibilities. This course is also intended to qualify individuals to work in the newly emerging Peer Recovery Specialist workforce emerging nationwide. The CPRS is reciprocal with peer credentials in 48 of the 50 states, parts of South America, Europe and Asia. Some form of lived experience with addiction and recovery (in self defined terms) is required for this course.

Recertification is required every two years and applicants must document 20 hours of work in any of the Four Domains of Peer Recovery. CPRS coursework does not count towards CADC certification requirements.

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
AHP-342Certified Peer Recovery Specialist4.8

For information on current course offerings and how to register, go to www.ccm.edu/workforce/