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.  RCA+ meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 PM and the same topic repeats the following Friday from 9 AM – 12 PM to make the program accessible for peers with a variety of work schedules.  Visit our Calendar of Events for upcoming dates and topics.

Upcoming programs include CCAR Recovery Coach Academy on March 27 – 30th  and Motivational Interviewing Training on 4/15. Learn more or register via Eventbrite.


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.

Our next Recovery Coach Academy is coming up on March 27 – 30th. Learn more or register via Eventbrite.


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

%d bloggers like this: