Peer Recovery Support Specialist Micro-credential

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The peer recovery support specialist micro-credential is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed to provide recovery support. You will learn about the science of addiction, psychopharmacology of alcohol and drugs, and models of peer recovery support, including Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), screening, intake and case management, and ethical practice. 

You may only transfer credits for PS124 🌐 Introduction to Psychology to the peer recovery support specialist micro-credential. All other courses must be completed at the University.

This micro-credential is part of the personalization series. For more information about personalization series micro-credentials, see the Micro-credential Series section of the Additional Offerings page and the Micro-credential Bulletin.


The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.

Code Title Credits
PS124🌐 Introduction to Psychology5
PS311Ethical Practice in a Diverse World6
PS375Psychology of Addiction6
PS377Models of Peer Recovery6
PS450Case Management in Clinical Settings6
PS452Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs6

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for offerings to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's offerings are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. 

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your studies. You are not automatically certified in any way upon completion of an offering. Although certain offerings are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.

Upon completion of this micro-credential, and if you meet the organization’s additional requirements, you may be eligible to apply for the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) Certification. 

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