Approved Peer Training

The following organizations have been approved for 2021 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  

Bold North Recovery and Consulting

Name of Curriculum: Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Randy Anderson


Phone: (763) 200-1180



Doc’s Recovery House

Name of Curriculum:  Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Derek Krueger


Phone: (507) 216-3353


Everythirdsaturday (ETS)

Name of Curriculum: Warrior’s Path Empowerment Training

Contact: Jon Engfer


Phone: (952) 356 – 5116


*Please note that this training is specifically for military veterans.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

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

Contact: Donald Jarvinen


Phone: 218-879-0836


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.

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Name of Curriculum: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Jim Lorge


Note: All requests for training should be emailed directly to Ben Stapp for now. Training opportunities are limited. 

Minnesota Recovery Connection

Name of Curriculum: Recovery Coach Academy

Contact: Caddy Frink


Phone: (612) 584 – 4158 ext. 116


Refocus Recovery

Name of Curriculum: Connecting Recovery to Peer Support Course

Contact: Ben Stapp


Phone: 612-444-6599


* The Refocus Recovery Peer Recovery Specialist Training Program can be tailored to serve populations of many ethnicities and cultures. The focus of the class is to teach Peer Recovery Specialists how to provide services through direct contact with their peers in their community.

Rise Up Recovery

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

Contact: Tiffany Neuharth and Misty Broady

Email: or

Phone: (651) 319-0122





Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.

Name of Curriculum: Peer to Peer Recovery Development Academy

Contact: LaTricia Tate, President / CEO

                 Christopher Burks, Program Director

Phone: (612) 866 – 2045



Name of Curriculum: Peer Recovery Specialist Academy

Contact: Brandy Brink


Phone: 507-779-7091