Recovery Coach Training

Help guide, mentor, and support people in recovery

The Council on Recovery is Houston's leading source of Recovery Coach training. The 46-hour training course over five days gives participants the tools and resources to help others on their chosen path to recovery.

About Recovery Coaches

Recovery Coaches are not therapists nor do they provide clinical services. Instead, they help guide people on the road to recovery with the skills and support necessary for lasting recovery. Recovery Coaches focus on non-clinical issues such as housing, employment, dealing with drug court and probation officers, and locating treatment resources. Through a one-on-one relationship, they also help engage people with the recovery community, including Twelve Step meetings and other support groups. Click here for a helpful InfoGraphic about Recovery Coaches.

The Training

The Recovery Coach Training at The Council on March 24-27, 30-31, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We will announce a new date once we are approved to host trainings again.


The training course is limited to 20 participants and fills quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for the Recovery Coach Training, you must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Must have at least two years recovery from substance use disorder.
  • Must be working or volunteering at a Recovery Organization - A letter verifying this must be submitted on letterhead to the training director as part of the approval process.
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.

Registration Process

  • Fill out the pre-enrollment application form below.
  • Once your application has been approved, you will be notified to proceed with payment, and links to the self-study articles shall be provided. (The Texas requirement for the training includes 40 hours in-classroom and 6 hours of self-study articles. These articles are provided to trainees to read and then submit a two paragraph summary on each article prior to the first day of class.)
  • Submit payment for $195 to The Council on Recovery (instructions will be provided).
  • You must attend all days of training to receive your Recovery Coach Certificate.

If you have questions about the Recovery Coach Training program or want more information, call 281-200-9227, e-mail, or contact us online.


Pre-enrollment application form

Fill out entirely and press "Submit" button below.

The pre-enrollment application is used to further determine eligibility for Recovery Coach Training based on the criteria and an individual’s motive for taking the course.  All information obtained from the application shall be treated as confidential and, in strict adherence to our privacy policy, The Council will not release the information to any third party.

If you have questions about the Recovery Coach Training program or want more information, call 281-200-9227, e-mail, or contact us online.