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CCAPP invites you to become a

Certified Recovery Program Manager (CRPM)

The need for quality program managers has never been greater in California. CCAPP's predecessor organization, the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) built the cornerstone of the recovery movement in the state. Its program managers created the framework for effective management and leadership of community based programs.

The Certified Recovery Program Manager credential highlights the unique skills needed to make recovery programs effective and sought after in the treatment field. The CRPM credential signifies skills that individuals have demonstrated success in program management and can draw together the resources and talents necessary to make recovery programming an integral part of the treatment spectrum.


Requirements for applying for the "CRPM" Credential:

“Managing recovery programs is not just my career, its my passion. I want to ensure that dedicated professionals like me are valued in our communities. That's why I chose CCAPP for my program management certification.”

Do you want to get certified sooner?

Check out CCAPP’s terrific offerings of online classes.… they’re convenient, inexpensive and CCAPP-approved!

CCAPP approved, online classes

►Completion of thirty-six hour CCAPP Institute Management Training Course or equivalent

►Three years full time experience in AOD recovery programs 

►Two years management, supervision, or administration experience

►Submission of a typewritten self-evaluation identifying management philosophy and experience 

►Submission of a written vision of your future in the recovery field 

►Three letters of recommendation 

►Oral review before a panel of experienced recovery program managers




Fees and Discounts

Portfolio Review

►$ Member - Coming soon

►$ Non-Member - Coming soon


Written Exam

►$ Member - Coming soon

►$ Non-Member - coming soon


Benefits of CCAPP’s Certified Recovery Program Manager:


►Recognition of skills and competencies required to manage treatment for clients in recovery program settings  


►Increased employment value for management level positions

►Professional acknowledgement and esteem

►Ability to network with other recovery program managers


►The pride that comes with saying, “I’m a CCAPP CRPM!”


Click here to download the application handbook for the CRPM. Coming soon.

To apply for the CRPM using a paper application, please see our forms page for the most current application. Please note that any information entered in an incomplete online application will not be retrieved by staff to combine with a paper application. All applications must be submitted in entirety online or in hardcopy form. Hard copy applications must be complete. A re-review fee of $25 will be assessed for incomplete applications.