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 mcb@mcboard.org.  

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/upcoming-recovery-coach-academy

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

ETS Warriors Path

Name of Curriculum: Warrior’s Path

Contact: Jon Engfer

Email: jon@everythirdsaturday.com

Phone: (952) 356 – 5116

Website: https://everythirdsaturday.org/

*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

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.

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Name of Curriculum: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations

Contact: Jim Lorge

Email: Jim.Lorge@mntc.org 

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

Email: caddy@minnesotarecovery.org

Phone: (612) 584 – 4158 ext. 116

Website: https://minnesotarecovery.org/recovery-coach-academy/

Recovery Is Happening

Name of Curriculum: Peer Recovery Specialist Academy

Contact: Jenna Christensen

Email: Jenna@rih.me

Phone: (507) 218 – 4773

Website: https://www.recoveryishappening.org/training/peer-recovery-specialist-academy/

Refocus Recovery

Name of Curriculum: Connecting Recovery to Peer Support Course

Contact: Ben Stapp

Email: Ben@refocusrecovery.org 

Phone: 612-444-6599

Website: www.refocusrecovery.org

* 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.

Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.

Name of Curriculum: Peer to Peer Recovery Development Academy

Contact: Marc L. Johnigan

Phone: (612) 866 – 2045

Website: https://www.twincitiesrecoveryproject.org/cprs/

WEcovery

Name of Curriculum: Peer Recovery Specialist Academy

Contact: Brandy Brink

Email: brandy@beyondbrink.com

Phone: 507-779-7091

Website: www.beyondbrink.com