Earn 2 Coaching Credentials when you Complete this 20 hour Professional Coaching Program PLUS 80 Hours of In-depth Training on Recovery Coach Competencies, the Neuroscience behind Joyful Recovery plus resetting Family Patterns.


Self-Paced Online Program

Professional Recovery Coaching provides the Positive Answer to 1) Preventing the Losses of Substance Abuse ahead of time, and 2) Enhancing the Experience of Recovery for people on their journey to wellness.  Professional Recovery Coaches help people reconnect to their own inner capacity, resilience and sense of wellbeing.

You can get started today and build a foundational base of knowledge to hone your skills as a Professional Coach Specializing in Addiction Recovery with this 100 hour program.

Enroll in our Self-Paced Online Program and gain access to engaging and easy to follow Videos, Study Guides, Self-Discovery Worksheets to use with clients, and Certificates of Completion for each course. Upon successful completion of all requirements you will earn 2 important credentials:

  • Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC)
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

Receive 100 CEUs from the the IAPRC and NAADAC upon completion of the Self-Paced Online Program.




“Professional Recovery Coaching is based on results.  It empowers people to start their sober life on solid footing. It energizes people in long term recovery from addiction or codependency to discover new levels of satisfaction and purpose in life.”

Coaches, counselors, teachers, other helping professionals and even family members will learn the dynamics of a Strengths-Based system for changing addictive behavior including concepts such as Recovery Capital and Whole Life Recovery.

In the Certified Professional Recovery Coach Dual Program (CPRC Dual), you will learn:

  • How to organize, launch, and grow a successful Addiction Recovery coaching practice and a Life Coaching practice
  • Why people become addicted
  • Leading-edge Brain Research on Averting Relapse
  • Powerful Approaches for the Coaching Connection
  • Strengths-Based and Solution Focused Recovery Tools
  • To lead clients in Guided Self-Change using Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • The Personal, Professional and Community Competencies needed by Professional Recovery Coaches
  • Required documentation and current laws that affect Professional Recovery Coaching
  • The latest protocols and concepts in Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Recovery


She Recovers Coaching Philosophy

10 Hours

We are committed to growing the She Recovers community so that more women in or seeking recovery from addictions and related life issues can find hope, health and happiness in their lives. Our initial growth strategy is to collaborate with IAPRC to train women as professional recovery coaches.

The 10 Hour She Recovers Coach Designation (SRCD) module invites newly trained IAPRC coaches to learn and adopt the She Recovers philosophy in a way that will be meaningful for them in their lives and in their coaching practice, while adhering closely to the foundational intentions and guiding principles of She Recovers. In addition – SRCD coach students receive practical instruction and support to get started on setting up their recovery coach practices. As soon as you complete their training as a SRCD graduate you will be invited to join the She Recovers Coach Collaborative where you will be encouraged to practice and lead from within the global community of over 260,000 individuals who are already attracted to the She Recovers movement and approach to recovery.

In the She Recovers Coach Designation module you will learn:

  • Details about the many different pathways into and through recovery
  • The difference between coaching, therapy and sponsorship
  • The importance of supporting women to design personalized approaches to their recovery
  • The importance of taking a holistic approach to supporting women in recovery (body, mind and spirit)
  • The importance of taking a strengths-based (not deficit based) approach with your clients
  • How to think through and decide who your ideal clients will be
  • How to use social media as an engagement tool to build and grow your practice
  • How to plan a workshop in your community to introduce yourself as a new recovery coach[1]
  • How you can play an integral part in the She Recovers movement as it expands in communities across North American and beyond

[1] New SRCD coaches are not authorized to advertise their events as She Recovers events – but as members of the SRCD Coach Collaborative, and upon successful approval of their events by She Recovers, SRCD coaches can request that their coaching events be promoted to the broader She Recovers community.


20 Hours

Life Coaching Essentials incorporates the Core Competencies of the International Coach Federations (ICF). You will learn to:

  • Guide people through a Dynamic Coaching Process from start to finish.
  • Set the Foundation for Coaching Relationships using a formal Coaching Agreement.
  • Understand and Apply Ethical Practices and Standards.
  • Co-create a Meaningful Coaching Relationship built on Trust and Respect.
  • Develop your own Personal Coaching Presence and Style.
  • Communicate effectively through Deep Listening and Powerful Questions.
  • Create Awareness and Deepen Insight to help clients Clarify their Purpose.
  • Facilitate Results by Assisting Clients to design goals, plans and actions.
  • Provide Meaningful Accountability in the context of Celebrating Success.
  • Launch Your Own Coaching Practice using Winning Strategies to Fit Your Style.


Life Coaching Essentials Certification Program

Life Coaching is about Healthy Change and helping people to envision and achieve the life they desire. Coaching is focused on the future and moving from the present situation to a desired future grounded in purpose and meaning.

Coaches are NOT therapists or counselors who diagnose emotional problems. Coaching is based on the belief that people are creative, resourceful, resilient and able to make authentic choices about their lives. Coaches provide a trustworthy partnership; how do they do this….? They create a safe space, become genuinely curious, use powerful questions, listen deeply, reflect back what they hear.

Coaches expand awareness to help their clients explore choices and results based on new insight and perspectives. Coaches provide structure and accountability to help their clients clarify and build on their own internal motivations for positive life change, and celebrate successes!

Our Life Coaching Essentials Program is based in Positive Psychology with a focus on our strengths, on our future, on our possibilities, on meaning, and challenging false assumptions. Our training and certification will give you the know- how and the confidence you need to provide excellent Professional Coaching to your clients.



The Power of a Joyful Connection

Recent advances in neuroscience are demonstrating the relational nature of the brain, and the essential role that joy plays in healthy development of the infant and adult brain. These advances describe the effects of addiction on the brain as well as the foundational role that joy plays in recovery.

The experience of joy in the context of relationships powerfully shapes the ways in which the brain is organized and structured. Joy provides the foundation the brain needs to learn how to regulate emotions, pain, pleasure and essential neurotransmitters effectively.  Joy is also needed for the brain to develop secure attachments with others throughout life. Joy is the foundation for healthy relationships, emotional regulation and prevention.

20 Hours

In Neuroscience of Joyful Recovery: The Power of a Joyful Connection, you will learn:

  • How to establish deep and lasting rapport with your clients
  • The effects of addiction on the neuroscience of the brain
  • A language in relation to defining joy and defining shame so your clients better understand their choices
  • The connection between addiction and trauma
  • To help your clients identify triggers and cravings that lead to relapse
  • Quieting exercises you can use with your clients
  • A structure and checklist to work with your clients in the most effective way

In Professional Recovery Coach Competencies you will learn:

  • The skills and competencies of an effective Professional Recovery Coach
  • The components and delivery style of Strengths-Based Professional Recovery Coaching
  • The most prevalent barriers to recovery
  • How to engage clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • To apply Stages of Change principles and Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Solution-focused questioning along with effective feedback and probing
  • Professional Boundaries, Ethical and Legal Issues
  • How to work with families of addicted persons


Tools & Techniques for Positive Change
Part 1 & Part 2

40 Hours - 2 Modules

Professional Recovery Coaching is rapidly becoming the norm in today’s treatment continuum and is to the twenty-first century what counseling was to the twentieth century.

This Course covers the overall dynamics of Professional Recovery Coaching as a Strengths-Based System for changing addictive behavior.  It defines the field and provides instruction on how to coach using the Whole Life Recovery concept. It provides strategies on how to establish the coaching relationship and what Core Competencies are required for a Professional Recovery Coach.



Releasing the Authentic Self

20 Hours

Discover why “Addiction is not a spectator sport; eventually the whole family gets to play.” Coaches, counselors, teachers, other helping professionals and even family members will learn to view the family affected by addiction as a whole unit with useless strategies trying to cope with the distress and pain of living with active addiction. Identifying patterns of bonding, boundaries, rules, roles and rituals within the coaching relationship can release tremendous insight and bring hope and healing. People who grew up in alcoholic or addicted homes can become resourceful, contributing adults. Self-Discovery is the key for many people to move from struggling in recovery to thriving. Understanding “where we came from” often holds the promise of positive change and recovered possibilities.

In Family Issues in Recovery, you will learn:

  • The Family Legacy of multigenerational addiction
  • The critical role of relational (personal) needs in the context of our family of origin
  • Four major rules of dysfunctional families and how to interact as a supportive coach to families
  • Seven major roles that make up an intricate coping structure within addicted families and the goal of each role.
  • Four main categories of characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoAs)
  • To recognize personal Codependency issues and implications for professional effectiveness
  • The Codependency Cycle and its relevance in the Recovery Coaching process.
  • How to use Self Discovery Worksheets to identify Family Issues and Recovery goals.




  • All Training Manuals as downloads
  • Coaching Tools and Self Discovery Worksheets
  • Course Study Guides
  • Coaching Tools on Templates You Can Customize with Your Brand
  • Free Membership in iCoachRecovery for six months ($120 value)
  • Access to Coaching and Recovery Experts in monthly forums
  • 100 Hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Opportunity for 60 Hours of ICF Approved CCE Credits for future use
  • 20 Hour Life Coaching Essentials Certification Program

Full Money Back Guarantee: 5 days from date of purchase. The Certified Professional Recovery Coach Dual Program (CPRC-Dual) is nontransferable and non-cancellable after 5 days.