State and/or International Certification
The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) is the certification board that oversees the Peer Recovery Specialist credential in Texas.
Fortunately TCBAP is the state affiliate of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which means that you can also become an Internationally Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for an additional fee.
Reciprocity means that your certification is recognized in other states that utilize IC&RC credentials.
The State of Texas develop a 46-hour Peer Recovery Coach Training (PRCT) that meets IC&RC/TCBAPs certification requirements specific to the Certified Peer Recovery Support
*Host a training: If you have a group of individuals interested in the training, you can schedule a training as the host.*
Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (aka Recovery Coaches) are persons with lived experience who are trained and certified to provide non professional, non clinical assistance to peers or family members in order to foster resiliency, initiate and maintain recovery and/or enhance quality life. They utilize strength-based approaches to provide 4 types of support: informational (education and skill building), instrumental (resource navigation and direct assistance), affiliational ( social connectedness), and emotional (empathy and trust). For example, they often help individuals develop person-driven recovery plans that are much broader in scope and more community- and recovery focused than treatment plans (Borkman, 1997). They work in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.