Certified Professional Recovery Coach
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Health and Human Services, Health and Wellness
Certified Professional Recovery Coach Training

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UWSP is pleased to offer this online program in partn​ership with ICARE, the International Center for Addiction Recovery & Education, a global pioneer in addiction recovery training.​​

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​​​​Are you ready to use your experience and skills to help people change their negative coping behaviors that can lead to addiction or to relapse?​

The Professional Recovery Coach credential is for addiction-aware individuals who want to become Professional Recovery Coaches. Those who desire a specialty in Addiction Recovery will go through an in-depth training on the neuroscience behind joyful recovery, professional recovery coach competencies and family issues in recovery. The program is designed for counselors, therapists and existing coaches plus recovery advocates or family members seeking recovery insights and tools. ​

Check out this Pointer News article about this program!​

​Program Participants Will Learn

  • ​​why people become addicted
  • leading-edge brain research on averting relapse​.​
  • powerful approaches for the coaching connection.​​
  • strengths-based and solution focused recovery tools.
  • ​the personal, professional and commun​​ity competencies needed by professional recovery coaches.

This program has been approved for 40 CE credits by the NBHWC. 

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  • to lead clients in guided self-change using motivational interviewing techniques.​
  • required documentati​on and current laws that affect professional recovery coaching.
  • the latest protocols and concepts in drug, alcohol and addiction recovery.​​

 ​​Program Participants Will Receive

  • All training manuals as downloads 

  • Coaching tools and self-discovery worksheets 

  • Course study guides ​​

  • Introductory membership in iCoachRecovery for 18​ month​s 

  • Access to bi-monthy Coach Connect groups

  • 83 CEUs fro​m IAPRC and NAADAC ​(upon completion of program)

  • 60 CCEs from ICF ​(upon completion of program)

  • 40 CEs from NBHWC 

 Program Format

Program Format: 

  • Approx. 80 hours of online self-paced modules 
  • Approximate time to completion is 6-12 months depending upon student pace
  • 20 live weekly meetings, 2 hours each, led by ICARE instructors (see explanation below):

To earn the certificate, participants must attend 20 live skills sessions: 10 from the Professional Recovery Coach (PRC LS) series and 10 from the Family Issues in Recovery (FIR LS) series. Participants may choose which 10 dates they would like to attend from each series.​

Professional Recovery Coach Series (Choose 10 Sessions)

PRC LS Cycle Jan 2024DateTimeHours
Tues Jan 16th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Jan 23rd12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Jan 30th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Feb 6th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Feb 13th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Feb 20th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Feb 27th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET

Tues Mar 5th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Mar 12th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Mar 19th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Mar 26th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Apr 2nd12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2
Tues Apr 9th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2

Tues Apr 16th12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET2​

PRC LS Cycle Jul 2024DateTimeHours

​Tues July 30th
​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET

Tues Aug 6th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET
Tues Aug 13th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Aug 20th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Aug 27th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Sep 3rd​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Sept 10th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Sept 17th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Sept 24th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Oct 1st​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET
Tues Oct 8th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Oct 15th​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET2
Tues Oct 22nd​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET
Tues Oct 29th ​4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET​​2

Family Issues in Recovery​​ Series (Choose 10 Sessions)​

FIR LS Cycle May 2024DateTimeHours
Tues May 7th1:00pm ET2
Tues May 14th1:00pm ET2
Tues May 21st1:00pm ET2
Tues May 28th1:00pm ET2
Tues June 4th1:00pm ET2
Tues June 11th1:00pm ET2​

FIR LS Cycle Nov 2024DateTime​Hours
Tues Nov 12th5:00pm ET2
Tues Nov 19th5:00pm ET2
Tues Nov 26th5:00pm ET2
Tues Dec 3rd5:00pm ET2
Tues Dec 10th5:00pm ET2
Tues Dec 17th5:00pm ET2

 Instructor Credentials

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Jean M. Lacour, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Certified Prevention Professional

Recovery Coach Training​

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Shelly-​Anne Mckay, B.A.

Certified Professional Recovery Coach​

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

She Recovers Coaching Designation​

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​​Registration Information

Open enrollment, start anytime

  • Standard fee: $4,497​​
  • UWSP Alumni Discounted Rate: $4,050​​

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For questions regarding registration, billing, or NBHWC CEUs, please reach out to UWSP at uwspce-cps@uwsp.edu

For questions regarding courses, login, or ICF, please reach out to ICARE at support@recoverycoachtraining.com

“​​What I liked most about it is the Neuroscience course because it helps clients to know the physiology behind their addiction and not that it is a character weakness” M.J. Colorado, US

“This is a comprehensive program that equips coaches to not only help someone with their recovery plan, but takes a positive approach in celebrating the milestones along the way in their recovery work and using them to motivate them further.”  ~ D.H., Tennessee, US​

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Cancellation Policy: The Certified Professional Recovery Coach Program (CPRC) is nontransferable and non-cancellable after 5 days from purchase.

Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or uwspceweb@uwsp.edu.​