Introduction to Essential Skills

Course Duration
30 Hours/ 30 CEU’s

Cost: $300

Where: 985 W. Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Peer Recovery Specialists are role models of recovery values and principles. They choose to help others as they navigate challenges in recovery, in relationships, and in the workforce.  Peer Recovery Specialists help identify and remove barriers, as well as triggers for individuals receiving services from inpatient or outpatient programs.

Peer Recovery Specialists must demonstrate their ability to provide effective services, including advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery support, and engaging in ethical responsibility. Beyond the application of core competencies, Peer Recovery Specialists must master Essential Skills to acquire and maintain employment as peers.

Introduction to Essential Skills for the Peer Recovery Workforce

June 10, 11, 2024,
9 am-4 pm
August 12, 13, 2024
(9 am to 4:00 pm)
October 23, 24, 2024
(9 am to 4:00 pm)
December 9, 10, 2024
(9 am to 4:00 pm)

Essential skills are nuanced abilities to interface with people from all walks of life.

Master interpersonal skills and on the job skills.

Set career goals for yourself and others.

identify personal performance markers that will lead to your success.

You can expect to leverage these skills in every facet of your role as a Peer Recovery Coach including:

Community-Based Services

Non- Profits


The tactics learned in our Essential Skills course build the foundation for learning additional on-the-job skills, plus they enable the peer recovery workforce to promote their careers and acclimate to workplace changes.