Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate
Use Your Personal Experience to Help Others
In the Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate, you will be able to use your personal experiences or experience with friends and family who “have lived experience” with sustained recovery for any behavioral health or similar disability.
The Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate is designed to provide knowledge of the addiction-recovery cycle, 12-step and other self-help recovery organizations, community resources, working with diverse populations, engagement with clients, relapse prevention techniques, coping skills training, navigating the healthcare system and ethics.
Why Choose NECC?
With NECC’s Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate, you will learn how to provide people with direct emotional support, aid in developing a recovery plan, and help them with navigating the health system. You will:
- Learn about the addiction-recovery cycle, 12-step and other self-help recovery organizations, community resources, how to work with diverse populations, how to engage with clients, relapse prevention techniques, coping skills training, how to assist clients with navigating the healthcare system.
- Earn credits that can be transferred to the Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate, the Human Services associate degree or to a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
- Gain practical experience by completing 150 field hours with NECC’s local agency partners.
Because of NECC
Upon completion of the Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate program, you will be prepared to directly enter the workforce in an entry-level position, or transfer credits to an associate or bachelor’s degree. You can:
- Transfer all 16 credits to NECC’s Human Services Associate Degree
- Earn the 16 credit certificate full or part time
- Be prepared to work professionally with those needing assistance with recovery or accessing resources.
Career Paths & Job Market
A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling certificate.