Training for Recovery Professionals and Pastors

Are you a support group leader, counselor, recovery coach, pastoral or ministry leader or someone in recovery who needs more training so you can more effectively help others or lead a recovery group? Thinking about a career in the recovery field?  These accredited facilities offer online as well as classroom training: (Make sure to scroll down this page, lots of information is here!)

RISE Professional Recovery Coach Program

  • The Premier Online Certificate Program for Professional Addiction Recovery Coaching Act Now and get $500 in Tuition Assistance! This 90-Hour, Self-paced, Online Training Program Includes:
    • Professional Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    • TWO Credentials: Certified Professional Recovery Coach and Certified Professional Coach
    • You will be Certified to provide: Professional Recovery Coach services AND Professional Life Coach services
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NET Institute Center for Addiction Recovery & Education

  • Courses for: Support Group Leaders, Addiction Counselors, People in Recovery, Recovery Coaches, Pastoral & Ministry Leaders, Outreach Workers. Get certified to help others. All courses include CEUs PRE certification and RE certification. Recognized by leading 1C&RC and NAADAC certification boards. Online courses and training DVDs. 
    Complete Course Listing
    Online courses include:
    Counseling Issues
    Addiction Counseling Program
    Recovery Coach Program
    Addiction Professional Program
    Counseling Skills
    Recovery Dynamics
    and much more!

    They also offer Training DVDs.

    NET Institute's curriculum is approved by:

    * Florida Certification Board #22
    * NAADAC #432 (National)
    * ADACB of Georgia
    * World Federation of Therapeutic Communities #2001
    * Florida Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists & Mental Health Counselors Provider #50-1431
    * California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)
    * Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
    * Indiana Counselor’s Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA)
    * Commission for Independent Education #2142
    * Florida Department of Education


City Vision College

  • The accredited Internet-based distance learning program of TechMission has been providing quality Internet-based distance learning since 1998. Its mission is to provide practical online education to those involved in addiction counseling and urban ministry. Students may enroll year round in the college's certificate or degree completion programs. The college is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council and is an approved education provider for CFRE International and NAADAC, the professional association for drug and alcohol counselors.

    Michael Liimatta, Academic Director
    City Vision College
    3101 Troost Ave. Suite 200
    Kansas City MO 64109-1845
    Phone: 816-960-2008 Fax: 816-256-8471


Theology Degree Programs

  • If you are interested in getting a theology degree online, check this unbiased database which has an updated list of every school offering an online Theology degree in the US: