Recovery Coaching Certificate

This program of study is designed to build upon the skills attained in lived experience and/or Peer Employment Training and to provide a platform for career advancement for the behavioral health student. The recovery certificate program draws from the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide competent, quality services within the behavioral health field as a recovery coach. Students are offered, through a menu of electives, to focus on their strengths: group work, behavioral change, and case management skills. Students choosing this path will be workforce ready to deliver peer-oriented recovery coaching services in the behavioral health field.

The Recovery Certificate (310 hours) – $5,600.00 All inclusive (Includes all of the following courses)

  • REC 300 – Recovery Pathways
  • REC 400 – Communication Skills I in Counseling and Recovery
  • REC 401 – Recovery Coaching
  • REC 403 – Recovery Coaching in Multicultural Settings
  • REC 404 – Substance Abuse Recovery Training (Formerly REC 404 – Resilience with Substance Abuse & Other Life Challenges)
  • REC 405 – Self-Directed Documentation and Writing Skills (includes “Computers in Recovery”)
  • REC 406 – Group Dynamics in a Recovery Environment
  • REC 800 – Recovery Education Center Internship (includes field placement hours; formerly “Supervised Practice Seminar”)

Graduation from the Recovery Certificate Program

Students receiving a grade of “C” or better in every course outlined as part of this program will receive a certificate of completion upon graduation. This certificate qualifies graduates to apply for recovery coach positions at the BHPP, BHT and BHP level (depending on prior experience and education) within the behavioral health system.

Upon successful completion of the Recovery Coaching Certificate Program, students will be able to apply for positions requesting skills defined under Section 9.2 Peer Support/Recovery Support Training, Certification and Supervision Requirements in the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (Now AHCCCS) Provider Manual.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the competency test and, upon successful completion of the test, be credentialed as Certified Peer Support Specialists.

Please feel free to review our current REC Enrollment/Application Form and REC 2017 – 2018 Catalog which outlines the modules and competencies taught during this course.

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