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Current Count of RCI Certified Recovery Life Coaches - 5

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)

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    We are so excited to move to a new website that is robust and will allow for the RCI community not only to collaborate with each other, but also learn, grow, and be of support to one another.

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