Training Institute

The Rise Recovery Training Institute was established in 2017 as part of our ongoing effort to partner with the community in education and training of addiction and recovery. Our learning environment supports the development of compassion and empathy for health care providers, mental health professionals, recovery paraprofessionals, students, and members of the recovery community. Rise Recovery is a Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals provider. Our provider number is TCBAP Provider # 1028-20.

Recovery Support Peer Specialist Training Program

While peer support has been around for years, it has recently become recognized as a vital piece to recovery. If you are looking to provide hope to those who struggle with substance use and provide support in their recovery process, Rise Recovery can help make that happen. The Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) training will provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work as a peer support specialist in settings such as peer-run organizations, public or private substance use treatment, veteran services and corrections departments.

Are you interested in becoming a Professional Recovery Coach? Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. The RSPS training is conducted in two steps. The first part of the program is the Core Training. Once the Core Training is successfully completed, you are eligible to apply for the Specialized Training for RSPS. You must apply and successfully complete both to be certified.

CORE Training (2023)

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Length: 3-day training; 20 Hour Course
  • Must take prior to RSPS Training

CORE Training Dates

May1st-3rd9 am - 5 pm
August16th-18th9 am - 5 pm

RSPS Training (2023)

  • Cost: $600.00 (non-refundable)
  • Must have “lived experience”
  • Length: 5-Day, 40 Hour Course

Spring RSPS Training Dates

June12th-16th9 am - 5 pm
September4th-8th9 am - 5 pm

Fall RSPS Training Dates


For more information/application, please contact:

Mary Kate Brown, Youth Peer Recovery Coach
210-227-2634, ext. 161