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Current Count of RCI Certified Recovery Life Coaches - 6

RCI Membership Benefits

RCI is growing and as we grow we add more benefits for our members. 
  • Networking and community
  • Free Workshops and Webinars
  • Community forums
  • Social media marketing for your programs and services
  • Your business listed on our Find a Coach page
Our Question of the Week videos by Elizabeth Gardo and Steve Hoyem are just a small sampling of what we're up to at RCI. These quick five minute videos are on topics related to Recovery Life Coaching and posted in our Community Forums each week. Join us! 

Check out our Member Benefits page for details!

ICF in the News

ICF Global officially released the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study  on Monday, May 19, in conjunction with the start of International Coaching Week

The study, utilizing data from 18,750 individuals in 25 countries, offers new insights about consumer awareness of the coaching profession, clients' reasons for engaging in a coaching partnership, the importance of credentialing and certification, and other information to help you understand the minds and motivations of consumers. A few key findings:

    Global awareness of coaching is now at 57 percent!
    Of respondents who have been in a coaching relationship, reported being "somewhat satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their experience.
    Among those who have participated in a coaching relationship, said it was "important" or "very important" for a coach to hold a credential or certification.

If Coaching has only 57% "awareness" globally, imagine how much more can and needs to be done to promote the niche of Recovery Coaching?   We need your help!"

Be One of The First to Get Your Credential! 

We are so excited to roll out the first phase of the credential process to get us started! In the near future we'll be ready to roll out the assessment process for anyone who may not qualify at this time, but would like to be certified via a portfolio process similar to the International Coach Federation (ICF) portfolio process. 

Credentials expire within three years of date of approval. Required CEU's for renewal of credentials after three years will be determined in 2014 and applicants will be notified of the requirements when that determination is made. 

RCI is Now Accepting Applications to Certify Recovery Life Coaches

Credentials You May Apply For

Your credential will depend upon your existing ICF designation as follows:
 ICF Desgination RCI Designation
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)     Associate Recovery Life Coach (ARLC) 
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)   Professional Recovery Life Coach (PRLC)
Master Certified Coach (MCC)    Master Recovery Life Coach (MRLC)


Must be a member in good standing of RCI (any membership level)

Must abide by and sign the RCI Code of Conduct

Paid application fee of $200.00

Must provide the following documentation and/or proof of credentials:


    Completed RCI ARLC Application Form 


    Current International Coach Federation (ICF) Credential, ACC, PCC or MCC (copy of certificate required)

    Two separate professional recommendations, one of which must be from an ICF Certified Coach


    At least ONE of the following:

    State certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (copy of certificate required)


    Completed your States required courses for certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor - must submit proof of state required classes covered AND subjects covered


    Completed Crossroads Recovery Coaching curriculum - (copy of Diploma required)

    Recovery Coaches International