Recovery Partners Montgomery offers a variety of trainings related to Peer Recovery Coaching, Life Skills and overall Health & Wellness.  Additionally many of our partners and nearby organizations offer trainings to benefit consumers, families and our local recovery community.  Below are some of our upcoming trainings.  Many of these trainings support Peer Recovery Coaches in attaining or renewing credentials as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in Maryland.

Visit our Calendar of Events for additional trainings, peer groups and community outreach activities.


RCA+ is an ongoing program offered monthly through Recovery Partners Montgomery for individuals who have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and are interested in the credential for a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPRS) offered by the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB) or are preparing to renew their certification. Recovery Partners Montgomery offers this series of 3 hour courses with a variety of topics related to peer recovery coaching to expand learning from the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and help people build learning hours toward the CPRS credential.  We are now offering a variety of programs including an ongoing session on “Creating Your Portfolio for Maryland Certification” to support peers in moving toward state certification. Visit our Calendar of Events for upcoming dates and topics.

Upcoming RCA+ Plus programs include:

RCA+ June 2017 – Ethics Part II ~ 6/15 or 6/16 ~ New Dates


The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.  Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen,  ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.  Recovery Partners Montgomery offers an adapted 4-day version of the CCAR training.  Upcoming trainings are planned for Spring 2016.  Visit our Calendar of Events to learn more about upcoming trainings in Montgomery County.  Also, visit the CCAR Website to learn more about Recovery Coach Training and other programs they offer locally and via webinar.

Upcoming Recovery Coach Academy dates:

Recovery Coach Academy 2-Weekend Training ~ 6/10 – 11 & 6/17 – 18


For additional information on training requirements for Certified Peer Recovery Specialists in Maryland, visit the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB) and specifically, the CPRS page which offers information on:

  • Exam Prep
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Peer Employment Opportunities
  • CPRS & Approved Supervisor Rosters
  • Approved Peer Trainings
  • General Peer Information


Additional Trainings:

Excel Beyond The Bell offers professional trainings through interactive workshops for Youth Program Quality Assessment. Learn more at


CART, The Center for Addiction Recovery Training, an branch of CCAR now offers online trainings monthly via webinar. Topics may include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural Competence
  • Building Recovery Capital
  • Stages of Change
  • Eliminating Stigma
  • Recovery Wellness Planning
  • Recovery Coaching as a Group Process
  • How to include family/ loved ones in the process
  • Identifying mental health issues – when to refer
  • How to deal with relapse
  • The RC as an Advocate/Connecting to the community
  • Collaborative Documentation

These online webinars will not only sharpen your skills as a Trainer, and or Recovery Coach, but will provide you with the hours needed to obtain, or maintain, certification as a Recovery Coach.  Each webinar will last approximately one (1) hour, and participants will be awarded one (1) CEU for their attendance.  Graduates of the RCA will be also able to review modules of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, while learning about how to use those skills.

Learn more at

Doors To Wellbeing is the new National Consumer Technical Assistance Center (TAC) established by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery with funding support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA funds three National Consumer TACs, which are directed to focus on different regions and areas of expertise.  Doors to Wellbeing will collaborate with all National Consumer TACs to bring about the greatest advancements for consumer and peer-support led initiatives across the nation.  Doors To Wellbeing will support and expand The Copeland Center’s many years of offering webinars, resources, education, training and support to individual and consumer-run organizations.      

Doors To Wellbeing offers free webinars with CEU available as well as videos and other resources to support peers.  Learn more about upcoming and past webinars at


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