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Peer Leadership University (PLU) is a tuition free, corporate virtual educational institution of PARfessionals. Although, PLU is tuition-free, students are charged a nominal administrative and technology fee for some courses to cover the costs of our expenses related to record keeping, and other administrative and technology-related services. We offer a discount to students from low income countries.


PARfessionals, L3C is committed to assisting behavioral health and substance abuse treatment agencies develop a diverse, qualified and skilled recovery workforce. In May 2015, the PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Workforce Development Certification Program was created becoming the first and only peer recovery workforce development program leading to nationally and globally recognized certification. We created the innovative program for the purpose of establishing and maintaining high standards of professional practice and excellence.


Interested in becoming a Community Peer Supervisor (CPS). a Community Peer Educator (CPE) or a Community Educational Site (CES)? Click for more details.

Free Professional Development Resources

Throughout the year, PARfessionals is proud to make available a variety of free resources and useful information that can assist you peer recovery. Our free peer recovery resources are updated frequently, so check back soon for new freebies!

You may copy, distribute, display, and download these resources for any purpose, provided that you attribute PARfessionals as the owner. However, you must obtain permission if you wish to (a) charge others for access to the work (other than at cost), (b) include the work in advertising or a product for sale, (c) alter the work, or (d) provide it in alternative formats such as braille, audiotape, large print or computer disk. While every effort has been made to ensure that this document is accurate at the time of printing, the The SJM Group, L3C and affiliate subsidiary, PARfessionals, L3C, its owners and staff, disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done in reliance or upon the while or any part of this document.


The Peer Recovery Support Workforce Infographic is now available.
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(in collaboration with Shema Carter Hanks, LMBT, MA, Ph.D (c), Trudi A. Griffin, M.S., LPC, NCC and Racquel Moonlan)

The Transformation Leadership Classroom Curriculum Kit includes:


The Keys to a Successful and Sustainable Global Recovery Workforce Toolkit is now available!

This Toolkit includes:


The National Certified Peer Recovery Professional (NCPRP) Performance Domain Analysis Toolkit summarizes the research and best practices used to determine the domains of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the National Certified Peer Recovery Professional credential exam.  The toolkit includes:


The Prevention Ethics in a Multicultural World Classroom Curriculum Kit (6 CE) is now available!

This kit includes:

At PARfessionals, we always welcome your feedback.  The Facilitator’s Course Evaluation Survey can be taken here.


The PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Workforce Development Supervision Training Classroom Curriculum Kit includes:


The PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Train the Trainer Curriculum was officially approved in 2014, by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.

PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Train the Trainers Classroom Curriculum Kit includes:


The most valuable aspect was learning about the widespread work put into the Peer Recovery Advocate field.

Shawn C.

Maryland, USA
State Certification Trainee

The most valuable aspect ( are the) videos.

Earl H.

Maryland, USA
State Certification Trainee

Smooth introduction to the content and reading requirements for following Modules.

Eden L.

California, USA
NCPRP Student-Candidate

The most valuable aspect ...was the break down on how serious an addiction is, and the steps needed to truly understand the realm of recovery.

Shawn C.

State Certification Trainee

The most valuable aspect of the course is recovery coaching defined and the concept of the recovery movement.

William P.

NCPRP Student-Candidate

I ​thought that all the information​ (was) valuable, interesting and important in the process of helping people recover.

James S.

State Certification Trainee

This course was very exciting for me because it has allowed me to study and become prepared to help others struggling with their addictions.

Kenneth S.

Georgia, USA
Inmate, Federal Bureau of Prisons

It showed me things I didn’t know and to pay attention to the information presented because its important.

Tate F.

Los Angeles, CA, USA
NCPRP Student-Candidate

Working with the competencies gave a clearer indication of the role of a peer support/recovery coach.

Chris N.

Connecticut, USA
NCPRP Student-Candidate

The most valuable aspect is getting more familiar with the exam process and what to expect.

Steve N.

NCPRP Student-Candidate



Trudi A. Griffin, MS, LPC, NCC
Lead Researcher/Curriculum Designer
CEO, Revive & Shine, LLC.


Jorea Hardison
Founder/CEO, PARfessionals, Peer Leadership University
& the National Certified Peer Recovery Professional (NCPRP) credential