Approved Peer Training

The following organizations have been approved as providers of the initial 46 hours of training required for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Reciprocal (CPRSR) credentials offered by the Minnesota Certification Board. Each organization’s curriculum has been vetted to ensure alignment with the IC&RC peer recovery domain and relevant policies to ensure you receive a quality training experience.  The approved providers are listed in alphabetical order by the organization’s name.

To inquire about the process for approval of a new curriculum, please email us at mcb@mcboard.org.  

Amethyst Recovery Solutions

Name of Curriculum: Amethyst Recovery Academy

Contact: Alex Doying

Email: info@Amethystrecoverysolutions.org 

Phone: (651) 491-9786

Location: MN

Website: https://www.amethystrecoverysolutions.org/amethystrecoveryacademy 

Bold North Recovery and Consulting

Name of Curriculum: Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Randy Anderson

Email: info@boldnorthrecovery.com

Phone: (763) 200-1180

Website: https://www.boldnorthrecoveryandconsulting.com/recovery-coach-academy

 

Damascus Way

Name of Curriculum: School of Peer Recovery – Trauma-Informed Perspectives Authored by Intrinsic LLC 

Contact: Jacob Lusk

Email:  Jacob.lusk@dasascusway.com

Phone: 651-356-8857

Website: https://damascusway.com/ 

* The Damascus Way Peer Recovery Specialist Training Program serves male reentry and recovey, and the BIPOC community.

Doc’s Recovery House

Name of Curriculum:  Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Derek Krueger

Email: derek@docsrecoveryhouse.org

Phone: (507) 216-3353

Website: https://www.docsrecoveryhouse.org/recovery-coaching-academy

Everythirdsaturday (ETS Veterans Organization)

Name of Curriculum: Warrior’s Return Empowerment Training

Contact: Jon Engfer – Program Director

Email: jon@everythirdsaturday.com

Phone: (952) 356 – 5116

Website: https://everythirdsaturday.org/warriors-return/

*Please note that this training is specifically for United States Military Veterans.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Name of Curriculum:  CDEP 1001 – Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Contact: Donald Jarvinen

Email: jarvinen@fdltcc.edu

Phone: 218-879-0836

Website: www.fdltcc.edu

Special Notes: The training is offered as a 3 credit course. It is eligible for financial aid through the college and through JET. It is offered Friday 12 -4pm and Saturday 9 -1pm for 6 weeks Fall and Spring semesters. The eligibility requirements for this training are a high school degree or equivalent and be in recovery with a minimum of one year of being drug free.

MN Prevention & Recovery Alliance

Name of Curriculum: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Tracee Anderson

Email: tanderson@mnpra.org

Location: 1619 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Minnesota Recovery Connection

Name of Curriculum: Recovery Coach Academy

Contacts: Wendy Jones

                  Caddy Frink

Email: caddy@minnesotarecovery.org

Phone: (612) 584 – 4158 ext. 116

Location: 800 Transfer Rd., Suite #31, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Website: https://minnesotarecovery.org/training/

Pathways to True Freedom Foundation Inc.

Name of Curriculum: Re- Enty Peer Support Specialist 

Contact: Devord J. Allen

Email: devord@pathwaystotruefreedom.com

Phone: (612) 355-6494

Location: 7040 71st Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Website: http://pathwaystotruefreedom.com 

*Re-entry Peer Support SPecialist is designed for those who are interested in obtaining training and certification to do re-entry advocacy for society’s returning citizens.

Refocus Recovery

Name of Curriculum: Connecting Positive Recovery to Peer Support 

Contact: Tim Balow, SUD Program Generalist

Email: Tim.balow@refocusrecovery.org 

Phone: 312-388-3233 (cell)

Website: www.refocusrecovery.org

* The Refocus Recovery Peer Recovery Specialist Training Program can be tailored to serve populations of many ethnicities and cultures. 

Resources Justice & Management

Name of Curriculum: Peer Recovery Specialist 

Contact: Gwendolyn Barber

Email: programs@mnrjm.org

Phone: 612-407-0776

Location: 501 Dale St. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

Website: www.programs@mnrjm.org

Rise Up Recovery

Name of Curriculum: Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations (CCAR)

Contact: Tiffany Neuharth and Misty Broady

Email: tiffany@riseuprecoverymn.com or misty.broady@riseuprecoverymn.com

Phone: (651) 319-0122

Website: www.riseuprecoverymn.com

 

             

 

Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.

Name of Curriculum: Peer – to – Peer Development Academy

Contact: Christopher Burks, Program Director

Phone: (612) 442-3001

Location: 3400 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Website: https://www.twincitiesrecoveryproject.org

Notes: Culturally specific – African American (everyone is welcome).

WEcovery

Name of Curriculum: Peer Recovery Specialist Academy

Contact: Brandy Brink

Email: brandy@beyondbrink.com

Phone: 507-779-7091

Location: 314 Chestnut St., Mankato, MN 56001

Website: www.beyondbrink.com