Recovery Training Institute


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program requirements?

To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be a person in recovery from alcohol/substance use and have at least 2 years of continued recovery
    • Be at least 21 years of age
    • Provide verification of highest education credentials (high school diploma/GED at minimum)
    • Obtain Central Registry clearance from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)
    • Comply with training requirements outlined by RTI to become a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor

(Click here to view MCBAP’s requirements for the CPRM credential.)

What is the cost to attend?

Because RTI is grant-funded, the cost is FREE. For those interested in attending CCAR © trainings only (Ethics or Recovery Coach Academy), there is a $200 fee for registration and textbooks. (CCAR © trainings are typically valued between $400 and $1,800.)

Can I enroll if I am not in recovery? / Can I enroll if I am not in recovery, but someone close to me is?

No. While we appreciate all allies of recovery, RTI is designed to prepare individuals for the CPRM certification. Individuals who are not in recovery are not eligible for this peer certification per MCBAP’s certification requirements.

Can I sign up for ONLY the Ethics class or Recovery Coach Academy?

Yes! For participants interested in taking the CCAR © classes only, there is a $50 fee for registration and textbooks (paid online through DRP’s student portal). Individuals interested in CCAR © classes only simply need to fill out the enrollment form and pay the $50 fee.

How can I submit my application materials?

The best way to submit your application materials is by emailing them to You may also fax application materials to us at (313-894-2126) or send them in the mail to our office at 1145 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208. You are also welcome to drop them off in person to our office.

What are the next steps after taking the 4-week classes?

After completing the 4-week classes during Phase 1, participants will then proceed to Phase 2, the 25-hour supervised mentorship with instructors from DRP.

How can I attain my certificates of completion after I have completed Phase 1 of RTI?

The certificates of completion for RTI classes are sent as PDF files via email to each participant individually upon completion of Phase 1.

For CCAR © courses (RCA and Ethics), certificates of completion must be downloaded through ProTraxx (CCAR’s online platform) and will come directly from after the participant has completed CCAR’s evaluation survey for the class. If you are having trouble downloading your CCAR © certificates, please contact ProTraxx directly at or 1.866.EZTRAXX (1.866.398.7299).

How long will it take to complete the RTI program?

It varies. Phases 1 and 2 of RTI are completed over the course of 6 weeks. The time it takes to complete Phase 3 (500-hour development plan/work experience) is dependent on how many hours the participant completes each week and the schedule they have established with their supervisor.

How long is the CPRM credential good for?

Per MCBAP’s certification renewal requirements, “[r]enewal at the end of the two (2) year period requires submission of the Renewal Application and proof of completion of at least 20 hours of continuing education, with at least 10 hours being SUD specific, and at least 6 hours in ethics.”