Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Program

Offering Training in Peer Recovery since 2016


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About the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Program

Our ground-breaking Educational and Career Readiness CRPA program includes the non-credit CRPA workshop and a three-credit complementary Public Health course in Addictions and Dependencies, which ensure our students learn successful knowledge and practice as they pursue their CRPA certifications. Other unique elements of our CRPA program model include wraparound services, including an Instructor, Assistant Case Manager, Employment Specialist/Career Counselor and a Computer Technology Instructor to ensure that students have job-ready technology skills to be successful in a CRPA position in today's job market. Additionally, QCC is committed to job placement for students who have completed the CRPA program.

Our Trainees:

- Trained both CUNY & SUNY Community colleges in our CRPA Training Model

- Trained NYC Health and Hospitals Staff on Advanced Peer Skills and Management Skills

- Developed training and trained a Hospital Emergency Room Training for Peers throughout NYS for OASAS

No-Cost Virtual Peer Recovery Training

What is a CRPA?

Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA's) are individuals with lived experience who have been certified to provide coaching, support, information, guidance, and motivation to those seeking or sustaining recovery from a substance use diagnosis.

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Our course consists of three courses:

CRPA peer work
Foundational Training in Peer Recovery (50 hours total)

46 hours of Domain-based Foundational Training  and 4 hours of approved Medication Supported Recovery

HE-104: Addictions and Dependencies

Earn 3 college Credits towards a Public Health Associate Degree at QCC. This course will investigate recent research related to the psychological and physiological effects of dependencies, focusing on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The problems of use and abuse of depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens, as well as methods of rehabilitation will also be discussed.

Digital Literacy Course

Learn email etiquette, master Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and acquire skills in saving and organizing documents efficiently.