International Recovery Coach Certification Exam

The International Recovery Coach Certification Exam is an international exam overseen and administered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Coaches are required to take and pass the International Recovery Coach Certification Exam in order to receive their Certified Recovery Coach Credential (CRC). 

1. How to study for the Exam

We have made it easy for you to study for the exam. The Vermont Recovery Coach Academy Curriculum Overview contains special highlights for areas that are important to know on the exam.

2. How to register for the Exam

We will work closely with you and help you get registered. Once your application is approved, we will walk you through the process of registering and taking the exam. When it’s time for the exam, our team will reach out to you and set you up with all you need. 

Please note: The cost of the International Recovery Coach Certification Exam will be covered by Recovery Vermont and funded through the Vermont Department of Health, ADAP. Any other exam-related fees will also be covered.


3. How to take the Exam

Once you register for the exam, you will receive an emailed Admission Letter. This letter will contain detailed information about accessing the testing center, what you need to bring, and how the exam period will go. All cancellation and re-scheduling information will also be included in the Admission Letter.

The exam can be taken at multiple locations throughout Vermont and neighboring states such as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. Below is a short list of the available location sites. For a complete and most current list of all testing locations throughout the country, click here. You may register to take the exam at any location that best fits your needs. 

Please note: If transportation barriers impact your ability to take the exam, please contact Lisa Lord to discuss alternative testing options. We’re here to support you! 

Vermont –  South Burlington and Williston

New Hampshire –  Concord, Nashua, Manchester 

Massachusetts –  Springfield, West Springfield 

New York – Albany

Have any questions? We’re here to help! Contact Director of Workforce Development, Lisa Lord. Lisa is here to help you every step of the way for your Certification! Email:


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