Anchor offers regular trainings for those looking to further their development as a peer recovery specialist and in other areas of recovery education.

Recovery Coaching Academy

The next ‘Recovery Coach Academy’ trainings will run from January 27th – January 31st.  

The Anchor Recovery Community Center ‘Recovery Coach Academy’ has been a long-standing leader in helping to equip individuals with the skills and competency needed to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Anchor has trained hundreds of individuals in Rhode Island, many of whom are the leading recovery specialists in the state.

Our training academy uses the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) curriculum for peer recovery specialist training. CCAR is a neighboring leader in peer recovery training. The CCAR model for peer recovery training is an evidence-based and time-tested model for offering peer support. This model is designed to provide an up-to-date approach to helping those in recovery from addiction.

Anchor Recovery Community Center has shared training methods for peer specialists with other communities nationwide to help broaden others’ access to recovery support.

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Although Anchor Recovery provides training for peer recovery specialists, Rhode Island state certification must be done through the State Certification Board of Rhode Island. To learn more about becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS), please follow the link below.

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Ethics Course

In Rhode Island, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is required to have completed ‘ethics training’. As such, Anchor offers a periodic ethics course to help further the development of local recovery specialists. The number of hours of ‘ethics training’ are required as follows:

  • Sixteen (16) hours of ethics for first time peer recovery specialist certification
  • Six (6) hours of ethics for recertification of a pre-existing peer recovery specialist certification

To sign up for the Recovery Coach Academy or the Ethics Course, please fill out our Training Form.

Other training opportunities are often available; please check our calendar periodically to keep updated!