Recovery Peer Coaching & Advocacy Micro-Credential

Stackable Degree Program

This micro-credential aligns with requirements for the Community and Public Health Education A.S., Addiction Studies A.S., and Human Services A.S. should students choose to continue their education after obtaining micro-credentials.


According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors/coaches is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected as addiction and recovery coaches are increasingly covered by insurance
policies. In New York, this course content and contact hours apply to both Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA) and Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches (CARC). Currently CRPA work is reimbursable by Medicaid approved facilities. Peer recovery coaches are playing a vital role in the addiction treatment and aftercare continuum of care and many more coaches are needed to address the current substance use epidemic in our community. Peer recovery coaching continues to be considered a high needs career.

Micro-Credential Outline.

Our Faculty

Highlighted for this program: Elaine Corwin

Program Contact

Deborah Beall, ADI Liberal Arts & Professional Studies