Peer Recovery Advocacy and Coaching Training

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This course helps to develop non-clinical, peer-based recovery advocacy and coaching skills which are designed to engage peers beyond initial contact through stabilization and into recovery maintenance within the community. Participants will learn how to identify multiple pathways to recovery, build recovery capital and individualized recovery wellness plans, assist in self-monitored progress, integrate personal experience, facilitate peer support groups, identify community supports, individual support services and practice effective coping skills. The program includes 30-hours of peer recovery coaching and the required 16-hours of ethics training.

This 46-hour program is ideal for those who have personal experience with addiction, whether having lived through it themselves or having helped a friend or family member live through it.

Certification Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a HS diploma or equivalent
  • Provide proof of the 46 hours of required training
  • Complete 100 hours of required work/volunteer experience (these hours can be completed at SUNY CCC’s Recovery Support Centers in Elmira or Corning)

The Peer Recovery Advocacy and Coaching Training class can be taken as a 3 credit course offered in conjunction with programming geared toward Community and Public Health or the Chemical Dependency Counseling programs or can be taken as non-credit course work in preparation for NYS certification only (Both credit and non-credit options prepare you for NYS certification).

Next Training Offering is:

Wednesdays -February 14, 2024 - May 18, 2024, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Class Location: Virtual via Zoom

Taking the class for Non-credit? Cost: $575.00 REGISTER FOR NON-CREDIT  

Taking the class for Credit?  Call 607-962-9875 Go to MYCorning

Additional instruction required for BLS, Medication Assisted Recovery and Narcan Training (not included in the price above)

Businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben interested in seeking funding to send promising leaders from their organizations to this training should contact CSS Workforce NY at 607-937-8337.

Looking for funding options? Click here to view non-credit funding options!

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.