Core Training

The Peer Recovery Professional Core Curriculum and Certification Training is the heart of our program. This course provides you the training and instruction needed to obtain your Peer Recovery credential and guide you on the path to becoming a Peer Recovery Specialist.

Peer Recovery Professional Core Curriculum and Certification Training

Course Duration = 60 hours

Intensive training focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

Participants learn to describe a Peer Recovery Professional’s role and functions, demonstrate a strengths-based approach to recovery/wellness, assist the individual in identifying basic needs, list the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery, build skills to enhance relationships, explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching, understand the stages of recovery, describe the stages of change and their applications, increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege, address ethical and boundaries issues, experience recovery wellness planning, and explore various methods of recovery including practice newly acquired skills.

JPR’s core curriculum is approved by NAADAC (the Association for Addiction Professionals), IC&RC, DCAPC and individual State boards across the country.

Additional Trainings

In addition to our core training for the Peer Recovery Credential, we also offer additional training and refresher courses that meet the requirements for you to maintain your Continuing Education Units (CEUs) requirements. All of these courses provide an enhanced curriculum that complements our core certification program.

Trauma Responsiveness Informed Care for the Peer Recovery Workforce

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-hour course will guide those individuals through working with peers who have experienced trauma in their lives. The student will walk away with tools on how to engage and support others through their journey to wellness.

Family Peer Recovery Training

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-hour course will guide peer recovery specialists in their roles and responsibilities when working with family members of peers who are in recovery.

Completion of Successful Recovery Plans

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-hour course helps the peer recovery professionals to work through the proper planning process toward their recovery goals.

Peer Recovery for Mental Health Conditions

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-hour course helps the peer recovery professional to understand the nuances of working with individuals with mental health conditions and how to best support them through the challenges they may face in recovery.

COVID-19 and Telehealth

Course Duration = 16 hours

Through 16-hour this guided study, Peers will better understand what is needed to be of assistance to a survivor of COVID-19 and the value of telehealth.

Peer Recovery in Healthcare Settings

Course Duration = 16 hours

Sometimes the services of the Peer Recovery Specialist may be needed in healthcare settings. This course 16-Hour course will guide you through the rudimentary skills needed to be an effective peer and advocate to the healthcare industry.

Recovery Life Coach

Course Duration = 20 hours

This 20-Hour Course is designed to help individuals become life coaches to those who are in recovery and working towards navigating addiction, careers, family, personal struggles, the healthcare system, and other support systems.

Survivors of Domestic Violence

Course Duration = 24 hours

This 24-hour course will guide those who are called to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence to navigate their lives while living with, living through, and living beyond the pain of the many facets of abuse in personal relationships.

Military Culture ASK Model

Course Duration = 8 hours

This 8-hour training is for those who will work closely with military service members to understand better the nuances needed to navigate this community.

Essential Skills

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-Hour curriculum is created to assist the peer recovery workforce to operate at their highest level of professionalism using essential skills for their best performance.

Recovery Life Coach (30-Hour Curriculum)

Course Duration = 30 hours

This 30-hour curriculum walks life coaches through the principles and practices of guiding individuals through recovery.

Peer Recovery for Indigenous Cultures

Course Duration = 16 hours

This 16-hour course helps Peer Recovery Specialists to understand their role as it relates to assisting individuals from Indigenous cultures and knowing how to best meet the needs of this specialized group.

Peer Recovery Tools for Healthcare-Based Settings

Course Duration = 16 hours

Peer Recovery Professionals in healthcare settings work to improve healthcare outcomes by facilitating healthcare access; adding value to the healthcare team; and enriching the quality of life for people who are experiencing substance use disorder from diverse communities. Peer Recovery Professionals act as a liaison between providers and consumers within healthcare settings. This course is designed to support Peer Recovery Professionals prepare to deliver peer-based services like culturally appropriate health and prevention education, referrals for a wide range of health and social services, assistance in navigating the health services system and in coordinating care and advocating for the individuals care.

Peer Recovery Tools for Veterans

Course Duration = 16 hours

This course is designed to prepare the Peer Recovery workforce to respond to the unique needs of veterans and the military workforce. Learning objectives for this course include understanding the prevalence of substance use disorder within the veteran communities, developing veteran specific cultural competencies, identifying the different levels of trauma that affect veterans, developing a list of community based resources available to the veteran, identifying challenges and solutions to prevent relapse (PTSD, mental health, health & wellness, employment barriers, etc.), as well as identifying challenges and solutions to address employment barriers for veterans.

Peer Recovery Tools for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Course Duration = 16 hours

This course is designed to assist Peer Recovery Professionals working to support those in recovery from drugs and alcohol who have experienced sexual abuse. This training explores methods to quickly identify signs of adult sexual assault and respond using evidenced based curriculum that helps reduce the risk of further trauma and helps support holistic recovery goals. Learning objectives for this course include recognizing and understand the impact of trauma, identifying the Signs of a Person Suffering from Trauma, recognizing the importance of a holistic (e.g., mind, body, spirit, environment) approach to recovery/wellness, discussing principles of empowerment and preparing peers to assist individuals in identifying support systems.

JPR’s ASK Model for Cultural Responsiveness

Course Duration = 16 hours

Developing cultural responsiveness is a process rather than an end point. The ASK-Jordan Peer Recovery model includes 3 components. The first includes a set of questions you will ASK yourself; the second includes ASK activities and the third includes questions you will ASK your peers to better deliver culturally responsive peer supports.

Cultural alignment refers to the use and delivery of culturally competent recovery resources. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines cultural competence as the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. In practice, both individuals and organizations can be culturally competent. “Culture” is a term that goes beyond just race or ethnicity. It can also refer to such characteristics as age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, income level, education, geographical location, or profession. Cultural competence means to be respectful and responsive to the health beliefs and practices—and cultural and linguistic needs—of diverse population groups. Developing cultural competence is also an evolving, dynamic process that takes time and occurs along a continuum.



We pride ourselves on being a peer led workforce. This includes our CEO Dr. Masica Jordan and our leadership team, training staff, and advisory members. Jordan Peer Recovery was born from personal recovery journeys, making us deeply invested in creating a high performing, talented peer recovery workforce. We are invested in your success.