Recovery Training Institute


How to Enroll in RTI

Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, the Recovery Training Institute is currently offering VIRTUAL trainings for those who are interested in becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (e.g., certified peer specialist, peer support specialist, recovery coach). Please review our eligibility, application, and technology requirements outlined below.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be at least 21 years of age
    • Provide verification of highest education credentials (high school diploma/GED at minimum)
    • Be a person in recovery from alcohol/substance use and have at least 2 years of continued, successful recovery
    • 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.)


Application Requirements

The required application materials are:

  • RTI Enrollment Application Form (submitted online, click here to access the form)
  • MDHHS Central Registry clearance
    • MDHHS clearance form should be filled out and taken or faxed (along with a copy of your driver’s license or state ID) to an MDHHS county office. MDHHS will send results directly to DRP.
  • Proof of your highest level of education (certificate, transcripts, or copy of diploma/degree).
  • A letter of reference regarding your involvement in the recovery community (from a person within the recovery community)
  • A statement of personal interest (250 words minimum).

You will need to return the completed forms to DRP by mail (1145 W. Grand Blvd.), fax (313-894-2126), or email ( You are also welcome to drop off the completed forms in person if it’s convenient for you.

Technology Requirements