ASAP  is delighted to announce the launch of the Peer Recovery Institute, an innovative new 60-hour blended learning program for individuals interested in becoming certified and employed as peer recovery professionals in New York State
  • comprises 18 hours of self-paced online learning and 42 hours of interactive live training for a total of 60 hours
  • meets all NYCB (New York Certification Board) training requirements for CRPA (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) and CARC (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach) certifications
  • focuses on emerging peer recovery roles in New York state
    provides information to assist participants in selecting the roles and career paths that best fit their professional goals
  • offers information about skill building training opportunities, regional peer recovery internship and employment opportunities 
  • adds test prep assistance for the NYCB-IC&RC peer recovery exam required for CRPA (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate)
Spring Pilot-May & June 2017
Hilton Downtown, Albany, NY   
The Spring Pilot will launch the peer-driven PRI curriculum.  Dates are  May 22, 23 & 24 and June 8, 9, 22 & 23 (9.30am-5pm daily). Participants will be expected to attend all of the sessions in order to complete the program and to contribute interactive evaluation of the material. 

Fall Pilot-September & October 2017 
Albany, NY   
The Fall Pilot  will be held on September 13, 14, 15, 25 & 26 and October 4 & 5.

PRI Training of Trainers-October 2017 
Albany, NY   
The 40-hour ASAP-PRI Training of Trainers (TOT) program is designed for pilot participants interested in bringing this curriculum to their communities. Space will be limited to 24 trainers and registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. L ive training will be  held on October 6, 2017, January 24, 2018 and April 11, 2018 (3 x 8 hour sessions), with 16-hours online self-study to be completed before March 31, 2018. 


Who should attend these training programs?
* Peers
* People interested in working as a Peer
* Recovery Coaches
* Recovery Advocates
* Peer Recovery Supervisors
* Peer Recovery Trainers

For information on funding options, and to register
, please email 
Ruth Riddick, Community Outreach at

For questions on the ASAP-Peer Workforce Initiative, please emaii 
Marshall Rosier, Project Director at

ASAP-PRI Development Team:
Marshall Rosier , Project Director, New York Peer Specialist Certificat ion Board
Anthony Eldridge-Rogers , Foundation for Recovery Coaching
Amy Spagnolo , Rutgers University   
Dona Pagan , Exponents Center Manhattan
Ruth Riddick , Community Outreach,  New York Certification Board