The ICAADA Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credential is internationally recognized by other states and countries that are affiliates of the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) with the Peer Recovery credential. This credential is intended for individuals who have a lived experience of recovery and who desire to help peers in addiction recovery. CAPRC skill domains are:
Mentoring and Education
Recovery and Wellness Support
Requirements for the CAPRC include:
500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience specific to the domains.
High school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency AND 46 hours specific to the domains, with 10 hours each in the domains of Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, and Recovery/Wellness Support and 16 hours in the domain of Ethical Responsibility. At least 6 hours of HIV/AIDS education is also required.
25 hours of supervision specific to the domains. Supervision must be provided by an organization’s documented and qualified supervisory staff per job description.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination.
Code of Ethics
The applicant must sign the ICAADA Peer Recovery code of ethics statement affirming that the applicant has read and will abide by the code of ethics.
40 hours of related continuing education earned every two years, including six hours in peer recovery ethics.
You must live or work at least 51 percent of the time in Indiana.
CAPRC Application Instructions
Applicant for the Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credential must demonstrate applicable experience, education and supervision as well as pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery examination. A complete application consists of:
ICAADA Membership Form Download
CAPRC Application Form Download
Employer Release Form Download
Training and Education Form Download
CAPRC Supervision Form Download
CAPRC Code of Ethics Form Download
Payment of fees:
ICAADA membership (student/volunteer $62.50, regular $125)
CAPRC exam ($150)
CAPRC application ($100)
Once the CAPRC exam is passed and your submitted application packet is complete, your CAPRC certificate will be issued within 30 days.