Training & Requirements

International Recovery Institute offers a cutting-edge 3-day training led by two top professionals in the addiction field.

You will acquire the knowledge necessary to become a sought after Recovery Specialist.

As a result of this training you will gain the knowledge in, for example:

  • Ethics and Boundaries
  • Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis Issues/Substance Abuse
  • Industry Standards
  • History of Peer/Recovery Specialist
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Family Systems
  • Plans and Goals for Clients
  • Crisis Management
  • Continuum of Care Planning

Course Requirements

To become a certified IRI Recovery Specialist the following are required:

  • Complete the 3-day training course
  • Complete all exams
  • Three letters of reference (2 professional,1 personal)
  • 3 months of weekly consultation calls


IRI Training Cancellation Policy

At the International Recovery Institute, we do understand that things happen that can force us to make a change in our plans.  We also take great pride in the steps in detailed preparations that we take to insure a great training opportunity.  With both in mind we developed the following Cancellation Policy:

(all dates are in relation to the original training date that was registered for)

61+ days full refund / 30-60 days 50% refund / less than 30 days $0 refund will be given Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued towards another IRI Training event within one year.

PLEASE NOTE that a $75.00 administration fee will be applied to any refund. Please make refund/cancellation requests in writing to