Please click on a training/event for full details and to register for a training. Please also see the color key at the bottom of this page. ASAP Conferences and Special Events are also listed on this calendar.

    This calendar was launched on October 02, 2023, and trainers will begin to populate it immediately. Adding approved training opportunities to this calendar is a benefit of membership in the ASAP-NYCB Trainer Registry program . Please reach out to the trainers via their registration forms posted here, and please contact ASAP-NYCB with any problems.

    We look forward to growing this calendar as a robust portal for accessing all the certification-track needs of Peer Recovery Professionals in New York State and beyond. Thank you for your interest and participation.

Color Key:

Foundational Training (CARC & CRPA)

Renewal Training (all certifications)

Professional Development (for Renewal)


CARC Elective

Specialty Training (advanced certifications)

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6hr Trauma Informed Care

Virtual Event

It is a well-known fact that a significant percentage of persons with Substance Use Disorder also report a history with trauma. Peer Recovery Professionals are often on the front line of interacting with individuals whose past traumas can easily be triggered absent an intentional and empathetic approach by the caregiver. In this 6 Hr. Trauma Informed Recovery Coach Workshop, peers and recovery coaches will learn to intentionally create a supportive coaching environment and experience that begins with safety, trust and empathy.

Trainer: Lori Drescher

Credit Hours: 6


Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinical Workers

Virtual Event

Course Description: This is a suicide prevention for peer support workers, recovery coaches, case managers, behavioral technicians, peer supervisors or community members who have a desire to learn how to prevent suicide. The clinicans role is different from all other public health workers, this class will help you identify the differences. You will receive 6 CEs.


Gain an Understanding of Suicide & Mental Illness
Review Important Statistics
Learn Warning Signs & Risk Factors
Understand Recovery Coaching & Suicide Prevention
Learn Crisis Protocol
Learn Postvention
Additional Instructions:

Upon submission of this payment, you will receive a receipt with further enrollment instructions. Your registration is not complete until you finish the next steps listed in the receipt.
All training will be conducted via Zoom.
You will receive a manual and the Zoom login information 1 week prior to the training start date. Be sure to put your mailing address in the fields provided. If your address changes between now and the date of mailing, please notify us to ensure you receive your manual. Additional charges may result if not notified.
***Cancellations must be received within two weeks of the start date to be rescheduled or refunded. All refunds are subject to a processing fee. No exceptions.

Trainer: Virginia Ross

Credit Hours: 6

Event Series 12 Hr. Peer Supervision

12hr Peer Supervision

Virtual Event

The provision of excellent supervision is arguably the most important aspect of enhancing and sustaining your peer program, allowing for the most effective integration of Peer Recovery Professionals into your agency setting. Good supervision allows Peer Recovery Professionals to identify and grow their unique strengths, effectively address areas for improvement, and truly flourish in their professional lives.

Trainer: Lori Drescher

Credit Hours: 12


4hr Medication Supported Recovery

Virtual Event

This training is for individuals engaged in recovery services. This training will satisfy the 4-hour requirement of the Certified Addictions Recovery Coach (CARC) and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA).

Trainer: Keithie Lawrence

Credit Hours: 4


6hr Tai Chi for Recovery

Ballston Spa, NY Essential Health Solutions/Patricia's Pond, Ballston Spa, New York, US

Specifically designed for the addiction recovery community, TCR-emotion regulation through movement is grounded in both western and eastern science. Learn how and why this "top down" emotion regulation technique works.

Come early or stay late to check out the grounds at Patricia's Pond - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Training starts at 9AM sharp

Two breaks and a long lunch are scheduled to take advantage of nature, kayaking on or walk around the pond, weather permitting

A non-refundable $50 deposit is required, via check or Venmo (made payable to BALANCE Recovery Consultation).

This is the prerequisite training for the Teacher Training.

Teacher Training $500:
($175 for prerequisite + $325 for Teacher Training = $500 total) complete another 6 hour prerequisite training + online sessions as needed to be scheduled. If addition session are needed for proficiency there may be additional costs. Passing grade on Written Test and proficient demonstration of the form is required to be certified to teach.
Teacher Training includes: power-point slides, Training Manual, On-line Facebook group/Learning Collaborative with video instruction, additional handouts and support as needed.

Trainer: Theresa Knorr

Credit Hours: 6


6hr Infinite Pathways of Recovery

Virtual Event

This is a 2 day event (November 27 & 28). Please confirm availability before registering. With social media and prime time shows highlighting recovery as a possibility, recovery is slowly becoming a household word. Yet the most commonly championed path of going to “meetings” continues to be frequently suggested and recommended as a single pathway for individuals to get everything they need for their recovery. It can absolutely be a wonderful path. Unfortunately though, it doesn’t work for everyone and a single pathway doesn’t always meet the full scope of individual needs.

So where else do we go? How else can we identify and obtain the various types of support needed to sustain and grow our recovery? There is no one pathway or one way to recover. The human brain has the capacity to continuously create new neural pathways, so we might actually say that there are as many paths as there are decisions. People seeking recovery are incredibly resilient, often finding many of the strengths, skills and abilities they need to recover within themselves. How do we help ourselves and each other discover our individual needs and the infinite pathways to meet them? * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required.

In this workshop, participants will:

· Identify the specific components that encompass individuals’ needs;

· Understand how culture can impact individuals’ recovery pathways;

· Discover where existing pathways meet individuals’ needs, or leave gaps;

· Explore how to cultivate and design personal pathways for self and others;

· Explore the stages of recovery in order to identify potential pathways; and

· Practice implementing learned concepts in the creation of infinite pathways of recovery.