refresher training Options


Are you ready to update your Recovery Specialist skills and knowledge? 

If it has been four years or more since your initial certification with IRI, it is time for refresher training.  IRI offers three ways you can ensure your recovery tools stay sharp!


  1. Attend an in-person or virtual comprehensive training course at 50% of the cost – 14 modules, 24 CEUs
  2. Complete 10 CEUs of IRI Advanced Training Courses 
  3. Complete IRI’s NEW virtual refresher course – 4 modules, $500  


IRI offers a cutting-edge comprehensive training led by top professionals in the addiction field that will take your recovery skills to a professional level.

This comprehensive training, reviewed and updated annually, includes topics such as: 
Professional Ethics and Boundaries
Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis Issues/Substance Abuse
Industry Standards
History of Peer/Recovery Specialist
Family Systems and the Role & Relevance of the Family
Plans and Goals for Clients
Crisis Management, Safe Passage, Relapse
Continuum of Care Planning and more

IRI offers both in-person and virtual options for this training.  If taken as a refresher course, IRI alumni will receive a code to save 50% off  registration fees.  Completion of this training will extend certification an additional 2 years.   Visit our training schedule tab to see upcoming training dates.  

Level 1 Training Schedule

Are you a CRS looking to increase your recovery skills in a specific area or topic of interest? 

IRI offers many targeted advanced courses that help you learn, grow and succeed in this amazing industry.  You’ll not only earn continuing education units (CEUs) in advanced recovery but sharpen your recovery tools!

Completion of a minimum of 10 CEUs of Advanced Training will extend your IRI Recovery Specialist Certification by an additional 2 years. 


Check out the Advanced Training tab for current offerings, pricing and more!

Advanced Training Schedule

IRI’s newest self-paced virtual course – training to refresh the skills and tools learned in IRI’s initial Recovery Specialist Training.

This refresher course contains 4 modules to ensure your recovery tools stay sharp!

Module 1: Recovery Specialist Fundamentals: The Role, Skills, & Tools of the Recovery Specialist, and Keys to Collaboration
Module 2: Recovery Specialist Application: Recovery Capital, Recovery Plans and Strengths-Based Support
Module 3: Recovery Specialist Development: Mental Health, Co-Occurring Disorders & Crisis Management
Module 4: Recovery Specialist as a Profession: Ethics, Standards, and Working as a Professional ​

Completion of these modules will award you with 10 CEUs in Recovery Theory & Practice and will extend your certification for an additional 2 years.

For more information or to sign up: Virtual Refresher Course