Expand your career skills with noncredit training

Recovery Coaches are an important member of a person’s recovery support network, providing motivation, encouragement, and support during difficult emotional states. This training will provide you with the strategies for cultural competence, effective communication, motivational enhancement, and crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed supports within the community. NSCC’s intensive multi-day training is designed and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and fulfills the required coursework necessary to become a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach.  

Students who successfully complete this certificate may be eligible to use credit for prior learning to save time and money on NSCC’s for-credit Substance Addiction Counseling Certificate.

Program Requirements

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Program Length: 60 hours
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards, check or money orders accepted


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Ways to Register

By Phone 978-236-1200 | Monday  Friday | 9:00am  5:00pm

By Mail – Send a completed registration form to:

North Shore Community College
Enrollment & Records Office
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

By Fax – Fax a completed registration form to 978-762-4015

In Person –Visit NSCC’s Lynn or Danvers Enrollment Center to enroll in person

Next Steps

Next Steps

If you have interest in continuing your education, learn about other Professional Education or academic programs in NSCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Pathway.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact NSCC's Professional Education Division.

Phone: 978-236-1200


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State and federal government eligibility

Workforce Individual Training Program-eligible


North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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