Recovery Teaching Certificate

Each of the courses has a syllabus outlining expectations, assignments, activities, learning objectives, and criteria for successful completion. The course objectives are cross-walked with the blueprint of the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential requirements so that recovery principles and values are maintained and strengthened throughout the course. Students will be able to demonstrate communication, education, and recovery coaching skills in the performance of their job as facilitators in group and classroom settings. Students graduating from this program will have the opportunity of using the education skills as Recovery Educators and Coaches in the field of behavioral health.

The Recovery Education Teaching 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 403 – Recovery Coaching in Multicultural Settings
  • REC 405 – Self-Directed Documentation and Writing Skills (includes “Computers in Recovery”)
  • REC 500 – Substance Abuse Recovery Training (Formerly REC 404 – Resilience with Substance Abuse & Other Life Challenges)
  • REC 600 – Ethics in Recovery Education
  • REC 700 – Recovery Education Theory and Practice for Teachers & Facilitators (a.k.a. Methods Class)
  • REC 800 – Recovery Education Center Internship (includes field placement hours)

Graduation from the Recovery Teaching Certificate Program

Students who have received a grade of “C” or better in every course (6 + Internship) outlined as part of this program, will receive a certificate upon graduation. This certificate qualifies graduates to apply for Recovery Educator and 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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