ON LINE Recovery Coach / Life Coach I & Advanced Recovery Coach Information
Recovery/Life Coaches promote change by removing barriers and obstacles to change and recovery, by empowering people who are seeking change. The Recovery Coach I/Life Coach I training focuses on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide and support anyone who would like to improve their life. Recovery Coach I/Life Coach I prepares participants by honing active listening, asking appropriate questions and discovering ways to help the coachee manage their own issues and discover resources. After completing this class, students are then required to complete 16 clinical training hours. Once all requirements are completed, students receive three third-party college credits from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
This class runs four days 8am-4pm. Participants are expected to attend each day in its entirety- only medical, court or military excuses permitted. You must have a reliable internet with video and sound available. All participants must be able to be seen to participate.  

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the role of the Recovery/Life Coach and functions
• List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
• Build skills to enhance relationships
• Understand the impact of stigma.
• Explore many dimensions of change and coaching
• Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story
• Understand Asset Based Community Development
• Describe the stages of change and their applications
• Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
• Explore Trauma, ACE’s and resilience
• Address ethical and boundary issues
• Experience goals setting and planning
• Practice newly acquired skills

This training is for anyone who is interested in becoming a Recovery or Life Coach. This training utilizes a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content.
Each student will receive the following with the completion of this course:
• Recovery Coach I certificate
• Life Coach I certificate
• Three college credits from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
• Membership to your local West Virginia Recovery Coach Association
• Naloxone training

Classes are 8am - 4pm unless noted otherwise.
You must attend each day's training in its entirety (only medical, court and military excuses accepted).
You must have a reliable internet with video and sound available. All participants must be able to be seen to participate.  
Registration is on a first registered basis and all classes are limited to 20 students.
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at RCA@blueridgectc.edu

*You must contact Blue Ridge Community and Technical College at RCA@blueridgectc.edu to fill out paperwork for financial aid.
Training dates: Recovery Coach I /Life Coach I Academy - $350
June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 (Class # 153) THESE CLASSES ARE ON SATURDAYS **REGISTRATION CLOSED**
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

June 7-10, 2021 (Class # 154) **REGISTRATION CLOSED**
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

June 21-24, 2021 (Class # 159) HS Students - Private Class - Not open to the public
- to register, click here: http://bit.ly/YLCReg

June 28-July 1, 2021 (Class # 176) Parkersburg High School - Private Class - Not open to the public

July 5-8, 2021 (Class # 161)
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021 (Class # 162) THESE CLASSES ARE ON SATURDAYS
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

July 12-15, 2021 (Class # 163) BRCTC Young Adults - Private Class - Not open to the public

July 19-22, 2021 (Class # 165) HS Students - Private Class - Not open to the public
- to register, click here: http://bit.ly/YLCReg

July 19-22, 2021 (Class # 166) Nursing Board - Private Class - Not open to the public

July 26-29, 2021 (Class # 168)
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

July 26-29, 2021 (Class # 168E)
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email melissa.shockey@easternwv.edu

July 26-29, 2021 (Class # 177) DCR - Private Class - Not open to the public

August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 (Class # 169) THESE CLASSES ARE ON SATURDAYS
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

August 9-12, 2021 (Class # 170) HS Students - Private Class - Not open to the public
- to register, click here: http://bit.ly/YLCReg

August 9-12, 2021 (Class # 171) Shepherd University PSYC - Private Class - Not open to the public

August 16-19, 2021 (Class # 172) Nursing Board - Private Class - Not open to the public

August 16-19, 2021 (Class # 173) Shepherd University NURS - Private Class - Not open to the public

August 23-26, 2021 (Class # 174)
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

August 23-26, 2021 (Class # 174E)
*Full scholarships are available with 52 hours community service as a coach.
- for more information, and to register, please email melissa.shockey@easternwv.edu



*By accepting a full GRaCE scholarship for Recovery Coach/Life Coach I training, I agree to volunteer 52 hours as a Recovery/Life Coach over the course of the year following training.
Training dates: Advanced Recovery Coach Academy - $599
The prerequisite of taking this class is that you have taken the RC1/LC1 (above) or CCAR (pre Covid) class with GRaCE with the 3 college credits.


June 14-18, 2021 (Class # 157)
*Full scholarships are available with complete project
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

June 14-18, 2021 (Class # 157E)
*Full scholarships are available with complete project
- for more information, and to register, please email melissa.shockey@easternwv.edu

July 12-16, 2021 (Class # 164)
*Full scholarships are available with complete project
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu

July 19-23, 2021 (Class # 167) BRCTC Young Adults - Private Class - Not open to the public

August 23-27, 2021 (Class # 175)
*Full scholarships are available with complete project
- for more information, and to register, please email RCA@blueridgectc.edu


Contact: WVRecoveryCoachAcademy@gmail.com

*By accepting a full GRaCE scholarship for Advanced Recovery Coach Academy, I agree to complete a project with the approval of GRaCE within three months of completing this course.
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