What Will I Learn?

  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Crisis Response
  • Harm Reduction
  • Stages of Change
  • Ethics 
  • Trauma-Informed Practices.
  • Honoring of Multi-Pathways of Recovery.
  • Understanding Boundaries within Recovery Coaching. 


This course offers the classroom portion of the Recovery Coach and Peer Recovery Coach Training. A recovery coach provides guidance and mentoring for people seeking or in recovery. The recovery coach also helps to remove barriers and obstacles while linking the recovering person to the recovery community.

Walk Away With:

Students who successfully complete this training will have met the instructional course requirement to take the Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) certification through the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification, Inc. (IBADCC). 

Note: In order to meet all of the requirements to take the CRC exam, students must also have a GED or high school diploma and complete the required 500 hours of practical clinical experience in addition to the required instructional hours.

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to anyone in the community interested in assisting people that are seeking or are in the recovery process.  Before being admitted to the course, all students will go through
an interview process. You will be contacted after signing up to schedule this interview.

Note: Peer recovery coach course attendees need to have two years of sobriety.

Instructor Bio

Nicole Mortensen - Instructor

My name is Nicole Mortensen,  and I'm in recovery! I started this journey to help others in recovery because I wanted people to see that there is hope, that change is possible. I never want someone to have to walk this journey alone! For the past two years, I have been employed at Recovery In Motion in Twin Falls, Idaho as the Office Administrator, as well as a Recovery Coach and a Peer Support Specialist. Also, for the past year, I have been a Recovery Coach Trainer for Recovery Idaho.  I am also, currently working at becoming a recovery coach supervisor through the IBADCC.  I look forward to seeing you all at the training!

Lisa Koller - Instructor

  • Became a Certified Peer Support Specialist and worked for Health and Welfare Region 7 Behavioral Health ACT Team in 2011, trained as a recovery coach in 2013, and was introduced into the region 7 Mental Health Court program while working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
  • Began working at The Center for Hope (IdahoFalls Community Recovery Center) as Manager of Volunteer services and recovery coach supervisor supervising 12 people through their certification process to become Certified Recovery coaches.
  • Began working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist again at J&M Mental Health in 2019 as well as continuing to train Recovery Coaches and Peer Support Specialists across the state.