A) High School Diploma or GED: A minimum of a high school diploma or GED, verified by transcript
B) Experience: 500 hours of specific paid or volunteer peer recovery support experience in a clinical or community setting (inpatient, outpatient, residential, community or outreach) is required. 500 hours roughly equals three months of full-time (40 hours per week) work (paid or volunteer) or roughly six months of part-time (20 hours per week) work (paid or volunteer). Experience does not have to all occur in one setting, but it must occur in the context of working with peers with recovery support issues, coincide with the performance domains, and be documented by a supervisor.
Supervision: Of the 500 experience hours, there must be documentation of 25 hours of supervision, with a minimum
of 5 hours in each of the CPRC domains (Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, Ethical Responsibility and Recovery Wellness/Support). Supervision is defined as a formal, systematic process that focuses on skill development and integration of knowledge. The CPRC applicant must submit a signed, supervisor evaluation form. (See Section IV
All supervised hours must be supervised and signed by:
a) A CADC who has completed 46 hours of Peer Recovery Coach training OR
b) An individual who has completed 46 hours of Peer Recovery Coach training and has a minimum of two years paid or
volunteer work experience in the four CPRC domains OR
c) an approved Health and Welfare Clinical Supervisor (QP) under IDAPA 16.07.20.02 who has completed 46 hours of
Peer Recovery Coach training OR
C) Education/Training Requirements: Documentation of 46 hours of specific education/training related to the CPRC domains of Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, Ethical Responsibility and Recovery Wellness/Support. There should be no less than 10 hours in each domain with the exception of Ethical Responsibility. There should be documentation of a minimum of 16 hours in the Ethical Responsibility domain.
Education/Training is defined as:
Workshops, trainings or seminars approved by IC&RC, NAADAC, State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, NASW, NBCC or IBADCC. Documentation of workshop/seminar requires a copy of any certificates of completion. College/university courses one (1) credit hour equals 15 clock hours.
Documentation of all college/university courses must include an official transcript. (Must be in sealed envelope to be considered official)
Practicum hours cannot be counted as education but can be counted as experience.
D) Self-Identified Person in Recovery: Applicants must identify as an individual in recovery from a substance use disorder and who meet the average abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs, which is a minimum of 12 months of continuous abstinence from alcohol and/or illicit drugs.
Application Criteria for ISAS, CADC or ACADC - please see Manual/Application Forms (page 7 of pdf for CPRC).