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 - Starting September 28th, 2022 through December 17th, 2022,  4:30pm-7:30pm

Class Location: Virtual via Zoom

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

Taking the class for Credit?  Cost: $738.00   Call 607-962-9875 Go to MYCorning


Additional instruction required for BLS, Medication Assisted Recovery and Narcan Training

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, 9am-12pm on Main Campus - COM223 for additional costs


This training is eligible for the SUNY CCC ReImagine Workforce Scholarship to apply click below:

SUNY CCC ReImagine Workforce Scholarship