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Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA)

Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA) for Sober Living Facilities and Half Way Houses

Our Certified Recovery Residence Administrator training is for those that want the Certified Recovery Administrator designation with FAAR and NAAR for their halfway house or sober living facility. Once you complete this training and certification you can sit for the Florida Certification Board, and national ICRC exams. The CRRA training and certification program is 100 hours.  

We are fully accredited and approved by CACCF, IAAP, AACT, ACTPO, FLA Board, and IC & RC. All of our training is valid by any country that has IC&RC Reciprocity, including the USA, the EU, Canada, Japan, and Africa.

If you are unsure what hours you need, please call us at 1.800.706.0318 and speak to an Admissions Counselor.

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Our Certified Recovery Residence Administrator or CRRA certification is ideal for those who manage or perform a supervisory role at a Sober Living, Halfway House or Recovery Residence in any state or country. From day-to-day operations to the legal and ethical requirements of managing and running a sober living, halfway house, or a recovery residence,  this training has it all included.

Our Certified Recovery Training meets all NAAR (National) and FAAR (Florida) Recovery Residence Administer requirements, along with The Florida Certification Board. We are proud to have developed a 100 hour curriculum to satisfy the educational requirements for this certification.

By completing this certification, CRRAs will have the knowledge to implement and comply with the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) Quality Standards and Code of Ethics for Level 1 – 4 Recovery Residences.

Candidates are required to show competence in the following performance domains:

  1. Recovery Residence Operations and Administration
  2. Maintaining the Physical Residence
  3. Resident Screening and Admissions
  4. Resident Recovery Support
  5. Legal, Professional and Ethical Responsibilities 

Our training is accepted in the USA, Canada, in the European Union, and 25 other countries and prepares you to sit for the individual board exams and the International Board, the IC&RC. Any location governed by IC&RC (California state, Florida state, etc.) and the Canadian Board, CACCF, will accept these hours to sit for the CRRA exam.

Once enrolled in our Certified Recovery Residence Administrator  program, you will receive the 100 hours of online self-study education necessary to understand and sit for the FAAR and NAAR requirements.

If you are unsure what hours  you need, please call us at 1.800.706.0318 and speak to an Admissions Counselor first before registering so that we can walk you through the entire process.

How does it work?

Step 1: Enroll in the training program. Choose the full payment option for all the classes to be instantly downloaded onto your student portal. The paid-in-full option allows you to take the training as slowly or quickly as you would like and also offers you a price break. You have 6 months to complete the courses and can go at your own pace and comfort level.

*ALL courses, materials, exams and exam prep, and certificates are included. There are ZERO extra fees. 

Step 2: Complete the training, print your certificates, and begin your application process with NAAR or FAAR.


We are accredited by the following organizations.

Nebraska Dept of Health
Florida Certification Board
Association of Coach Training Organizations
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ICF addictions Coach

Recovery Residence  Operations and Administration (20 hours)

• Federal and state fair housing laws
• Local and state codes and regulations,
• NARR Quality Standards for Recovery Residences
• Criminal background screening procedures
• Reimbursable services/payer types
• Basic accounting or bookkeeping
• Business skills
• Writing policies and procedures
• Risk management
• General record keeping and documentation
• Naloxone use
• Ethical business practices

Maintaining the Physical Residence (20 hours)

• FARR facility certification requirements
• Crisis prevention and intervention
• Verbal de-escalation/Aggression Control (a subset of crisis prevention and intervention)
• Suicide prevention
• Fire and safety procedures/regulations
• CPR/First Aid
• Naloxone use (advanced training)
• Disaster planning
• Responding to emergency and disaster situations
• Universal infection control
• Food handling
• Group process
• Mentoring
• Leadership
• Recognizing and responding to safety risks
• Customer service (for better responsiveness to neighbors)
• Understanding and identifying licit and illicit drugs
• Prescription medication policies and security techniques
• Drug and alcohol testing policies and methods

Resident Screening and Admission (10 hours)

• Client Rights
• Behavioral-health Screening Tools
• Medication Management
• Signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal
• Client rights/confidentiality laws and regulations
• Interviewing Techniques
• Health Indicators
• Understanding levels of care and best “fit” for residents and peer community

Resident Recovery Support (30 hours)

• Understanding addiction
• Co-occurring disorders
• Building rapport
• Group process and facilitation
• Principles of recovery
• Recovery management
• Recovery capital
• Developing recovery goals and plans
• Client-centered principles and practices
• Wellness strategies
• Lapse/relapse prevention
• Motivational Enhancement/Motivational Interviewing
• Resource linkage/making referrals
• Collaboration methods
• Practical living skills
• Social development
• Use of self-help groups and other recovery support services
• Use of natural support systems
• Oral communication skills/public speaking
• Advocacy skills
• Training for trainers
• Medication-assisted treatments

Legal, Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (20 hours)

• Federal, State & other governing laws and regulations
• Ethics and professional conduct
• Resident/client rights
• Cultural competence: personal & organizational
• Boundary issues
• Confidentiality
• Documentation
• Networking and public relations
• Marketing/ethical marketing practices
• Emotional and social intelligence
• Using consultation

Your Host for this Training, Dr. Cali Estes

Dr. Cali Estes is a Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Guru, Dr. Cali Estes has been named ‘The Female Dr. Drew’ by the media. She has been featured on CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC, KTLA, People Mag, Yoga Digest, and more.

She is the Founder of The Addictions Academy and the wildly popular Sober on Demand for an alternative to drug and alcohol treatment services. She has also created the first-ever addiction and mental health supplement line, ProRecoveryRx.

Accelerated Training Program with Immediate Access


$10,000 VALUE

  • All course materials  downloaded at once for accelerated learning
  • Exam
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Job Board
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 6 month online Directory Listing to get clients
  • Bonus: Use of The Addictions Academy® logo AND Seal of Certifications
  • Bonus: Eligibility to receive client referrals through The Addictions Academy
  • Bonus: Discounted price for all courses and classes we offer.
  • Bonus: Eligibility to join The Addictions Academy as an independent contractor
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Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Counseling

Here are the detailed training domains (all 9 of them) and what they include. Requirements to become trained as a Certified Addictions Counselor or Certified Addictions Professional vary by state or country but the training must be comprehensive, and the hours completed prior to sitting for the particular exams. Here are the hours we offer, in the specific domains. All classes are fully automated online with exams in between each section to test your knowledge and prep you for the actual state and providence examinations.

Addiction Counselors’ work is in the field of addiction varies by state and country requirements. Most Addictions Counselors will work in a professional addiction treatment setting, for a private or nonprofit corporation or even in private practice. We can prepare you for all the job roles and functions you will encounter as a certified (or licensed) addictions counselor.

Yes, and it is included in the training along with ethics and documentation process reporting. You will learn HIPAA, Duty to Warn and other mandated reporting obligations for your newly chosen profession, addictions counselor.