3C Recovery Support Training Institute is the training academy of the Light of Truth Center, Inc. The mission of our academy is to provide quality training and support for individuals and agencies who care for people with substance use disorders and mental health conditions.  Our trainings are non-clinical courses, designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in the delivery of person-centered recovery support.

As an approved training provider of the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB), we offer continual education units (CEUs) to individuals seeking to achieve or maintain certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). We serve by holding to our core values, striving to be known by all as people of integrity, compassion and productivity.

We are pleased to propose a CPRS Education Program for your organization. Below is the curriculum with the number of continual education units (CEUs) and cost for each training.

MABPCB requires that trainings cover specific knowledge areas. The four domains in which individuals must demonstrate skills and abilities are: Advocacy (ADV), Ethical Responsibility (ETH), Mentoring & Education (M&E), and Recovery & Wellness (R&W).

CPRS Courses

CCAR: Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focused 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 as well as support those with mental health issues.  The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.

BE Ethical (BEE)

In this training, participants will define ethics and begin to understand various ethical terms and how they show-up when providing services. Utilizing the “Knowledge, Skills and Anilities” job tasks found in the Maryland CPRS Application, we will learn and practice skills to make ethical decisions that do the best good.

BE PEERfessional (BEP)

In these sessions we will explore professionalism as it relates to character, reputation, conduct and courtesy as PEERfessionals. What are the attributes and distinctive qualities that define you as an individual? And, how does that impact your service delivery? We will discuss developing and/or enhancing the characteristics that help you build a professional reputation as well as positively impact those you serve.

BIG A, little a (BAla)

BIG A, little a is the first course in our BE an Advocate training series. A series designed for Peer Recovery Specialist who desire to engage in advocating on both a small and large scale. From directly supporting individuals to creating social change for an entire community, this series will help you address issues with clarity and concision to achieve wins.

CCAR: Recovery Coaching & Professionalism (RCP)

The CCAR Recovery Coaching and Professionalism© is a 12-hour curriculum that prepares Recovery Coaches in 10 characteristics commonly associated with professionalism: accountability, appearance, etiquette, organizational skills, communication, ethics & boundaries, reliability, demeanor, maintaining poise, and competence.

CCAR: Recovery Coaching Basics: An Introduction for All (RCB)

This training is based on CCAR’s flagship training, the Recovery Coach Academy (RCA). This curriculum provides a basic, introductory version of Recovery Coaching in order to meet the needs of those who want a general understanding of the recovery process to better understand and support the recovery of their loved ones, friends, and colleagues. Much like the journey of recovery, this training provides you with an emotionally rich experience, combined with skills and techniques for real life application. Whether you use it to improve your relationships with those in or seeking recovery, or apply it to your own recovery… you will be transformed.

CCAR: Recovery Coaching in an Emergency Department (EDRC)

Recovery Coaching continues to gain momentum throughout the country, and with good reason.  Recovery Coaches can, and do, connect people to long term and sustained recovery. Because of this, more and more, coaches are being utilized in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, police stations, drug courts, treatment centers, and most notably Emergency Departments. The need for skilled coaches who can easily adapt and work in a fast-paced ED setting is growing exponentially. As providers of the CT ED Recovery Coaches program, we have learned a great deal about the different training needs of those who choose to serve in this unique role.

CCAR: Spirituality for Recovery Coaches (SPI)

The purpose of this program is to help you as a recovery coach understand what spirituality is and how you would help someone in their own process of discovering spirituality. This 12-hour course will help you explore your own beliefs and values as it comes to spirituality. This training will provide you with the tools and resources needed as a recovery coach so you can speak about spirituality in a way that is accepting of others.

Harm Reduction Basics for Peer Recovery Specialist (HRB)

This 1-day (6 hour) course provides a basic understanding of Harm Reduction principles and practices. The training will provide Peer support techniques to reduce the harm of drug use and risky behaviors to promote intervention, prevention and access to health care.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Peer Housing Specialist (PHS)

This training prepares individuals to thrive in their roles as Peer Housing Specialist. In the session we will learn skills to build positive relationships with residents and how to craft a safe recovery atmosphere.

Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway (RCHRP)

Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway© comes just in time for a new phase in recovery coaching development alongside a swelling harm reduction movement across North America. Harm reduction as a pathway to and of recovery from addiction remains widely misunderstood. A handful of leaders in both the peer recovery supports and harm reduction movements collaborated to bring this curriculum to its current form. For Recovery Coaches, this training will increase their understanding about harm reduction; personal, institutional, and cultural bias; and/or lack of exposure to people achieving recovery outcomes through harm-reduction-based means.

WRAP Basics (WRAP)

WRAP® is a self-designated, self-management recovery system that was developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. Although WRAP® was developed by and for people who have difficulties with mental and emotional stressors, it is often used to help with substance use problems and the many physical issues that often co-occur, causing uncomfortable or distressing feelings. In fact, WRAP® can be used for any issue or area of one’s life such as substance use disorder recovery, pain, stress management, or relationships. WRAP® is a tool a person develops for themselves to help themselves – it is not a replacement for therapy, medication or any other tools one already uses in their recovery. It is a tool to complement existing treatments, therapies and strategies. WRAP® is an evidence-based program, is recognized as an effective tool for recovery, and is registered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Peer Lead Group Facilitation Training
Coming Summer 2022

Understanding the MAT Pathway


CPRS Domain Specific Trainings

Advocacy (DADV)

Ethics (DETH)

Mentoring & Education (DM&E)

Recovery/Wellness (DR&W)

CPRS Exam Prep (EXAM_Prep)



CPRS Supervision Courses

CCAR: Coachervision (COA)

Based on the concept of “coaching coaches”, this workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how to best support coaches day-to-day and develop coaches for long-term success.

Participants in this two-day workshop will:

  • Define expectations of Recovery Coach oversight
  • Understand the complexity and intricacy of the Recovery Coach role
  • Understand how organizational culture can support a Coachervision model
  • Learn the importance of accountability for both the Coachervisor and Recovery Coach
  • How to support Recovery Coaches in professional settings

PEER Supervision Basics (RPSB)

Coming February 2021

Facilitator/Training-Of-Trainer Courses

Time at one of our Train the Trainer programs is spent reviewing the curriculum in great detail, taking good care to ensure each participant is comfortable and feels confident to lead the training. Once participants have successfully the TOT program, they will be required to sign an agreement which outlines all the logistics necessary to purchase manuals, register trainings, etc. Trainers are provided with all training materials, slides, videos, etc. We take great pride in providing additional TA and support if necessary.

3cT BE a Facilitator (BEF)

CCAR: Recovery Coach Academy TOT (RCA_TOT)

CCAR: Coachervision TOT (COA_TOT)

CCAR: Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches TOT (ETH_TOT)

CCAR: Recovery Coaching & Professionalism TOT (RCP_TOT)

CCAR: Recovery Coaching in an Emergency Department TOT (EDRC_TOT)

CCAR: Spirituality for Recovery Coaches TOT (SPI_TOT)