What is CPRS Training?

PIK’s CPRS course is an intensive 46 hours of instruction that qualifies individuals to apply for New Jersey State Certification. With it, you will gain an understanding of the skills needed to guide, mentor, and support anyone who would like to enter or sustain long-term recovery from substance use, however they define it. The skills you will learn can be applied in a wide variety of settings, including treatment centers, recovery centers, faith-based institutions, and various community settings.

Our peer recovery specialist curriculum meets ICNRC training requirements in over 27 states. Learn more about how to become certified in your state.

When you complete this training, you will:

  • Be well-equipped to provide support to individuals and family members touched by addiction in your community.
  • Meet the mandatory 46 hours of training required for certification by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey.
  • Be advised on how to continue the process to become a fully accredited CPRS.
  • Gain access to a network of resources that reinforce future employment in the field.
  • Not only contribute to the lives of others, but also improve your own recovery and wellbeing in the process.

Our Curriculum is Superior Because:

  • Prevention is Key created a training that met the learning objectives for the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium and developed this peer credential.
  • You’ll be trained by people who are not only well versed in the curriculum, but who do peer work in the field.
  • Smaller class sizes offer a safe space where raw emotion and real connection can happen.
  • It uses internationally recognized non-clinical approaches to help others within four domains: mentoring and education, recovery and wellness, advocacy, and ethical responsibilities.
  • The peer recovery support field is expected to grow exponentially and has the potential to radically transform the ways we support people in recovery.

Learn more about the Roff Institute at CARES.

Upcoming Classes:

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To view our August 2024 Virtual CPRS event flyer, Click Here!

VIRTUAL CPRS TRAINING – August 13, 2024 – October 3, 2024 
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

COST: $650 per person

*SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO PASSAIC COUNTY RESIDENTS FUNDED BY THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE!

CONTACT US AT RoffInstitute@mcpik.org TO LEARN MORE.

Do You Live or Work in Passaic County?

Scholarships are available to individuals who live or work in Passaic County funded by the Passiac County of Human Services.

Upcoming Events

Recurring

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training (CPRS)

Virtual

Learn how to offer your lived experience to provide peer recovery support to individuals and family members touched by problematic substance use in your community. The CARES curriculum meets the mandatory 46 hours of training required for certification by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey.

$650

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training (CPRS)

Virtual

Learn how to offer your lived experience to provide peer recovery support to individuals and family members touched by problematic substance use in your community. The CARES curriculum meets the mandatory 46 hours of training required for certification by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey.

$650
Recurring

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training (CPRS)

Virtual

Learn how to offer your lived experience to provide peer recovery support to individuals and family members touched by problematic substance use in your community. The CARES curriculum meets the mandatory 46 hours of training required for certification by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey.

$650

Cancellation Policy:

The Roff Institute relies on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our Training Programs. If an attendee needs to withdraw from a training program, they must inform us in writing within 10 days before the start date of the class to be eligible for a refund. There will be no exceptions. If you have canceled ahead of that time frame but have received training materials or paid via credit card and there are any associated fees, your refund will be less than those costs.

You may request to be added to another training date instead of canceling. Please contact RoffInstitute@mcpik.org for any questions regarding a refund or a change in training date.

Testimonials:

Teaching the CPRS is a passion of mine. I love supporting students in learning how to professionalize their lived experience teach them to provide non-stigmatized support, and that they are the change.”

-Brandy Mullin

Emily Monks

Teaching the CPRS is a passion of mine, because it is amazing to watch the transformation of the students, the motivation that they are filled with, and knowing that they are going to be the next generation of our profession. We have gone from the students to the living embodiment of the curriculum, without even consciously thinking of it. To teach materials that we live by is not like teaching history, it is teaching passion.”

– Emily Monks

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