State Approved Recovery Coach Training

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Are you interested in becoming a Professional Recovery Coach? Our Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) training will equip you with the necessary skills to become an invaluable asset in your profession and your organization. At the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA), we facilitate a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry by leading professionals. SACADA is an approved training entity in San Antonio by the Texas Certification Board.


You MUST have “lived experience” and 18 months in recovery to take this course. We will look to verify this when you register.

Class Schedules

Training consists of 2 courses:

  1. First is CORE Training, a 3-Day, 24 hour course.

  2. Then a set of Recovery Support Peer Specialist Training Courses (RSPS), a 6-Day, 40 hour course.

We offer this course on a quarterly basis, here are the upcoming set of dates for each:

March 2024 Dates *CLASS IS FULL*


Date (Day)Time
March 4th, 5th & 6th (Mon,Tue,Wed)8 am - 4 pm
March 18th and 19th * (Mon, Tue)8 am - 4 pm
March 20th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm
March 25th and 26th  (Mon, Tue)8 am - 4 pm
March 27th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm

Aug/Sept 2024 Dates


Date (Day)Time
Aug 12th, 13th & 14th (Mon,Tues,Wed)8 am - 4 pm
Sept 9th & 10th (Mon, Tues)8 am - 4 pm
Sept 11th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm
Sept 16th & 17th (Mon, Tues)8 am - 4 pm
Sept 18th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm

May/June 2024 Dates



Date (Day)Time
May 28th,29th,30th (Tue,Wed,Thu)8 am - 4 pm
June 17th & 18th (Mon, Tue)8 am - 4 pm
June 19th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm
June 24th & 25th (Mon, Tue)8 am - 4 pm
June 26th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm

Oct/Nov 2024 Classes


Date (Day)Time
Oct 28th, 29th & 30th (Mon, Tue, Wed)8 am - 4 pm
Nov 4th & 5th (Mon, Tue)8 am - 4 pm
Nov 6th (Wed)8 am - 12 pm
Nov 12th, 13th  (Tue, Wed)8 am - 4 pm
Nov 14th  (½ a day) (Thu)8 am - 12 pm

Location & Registration

Due to COVID, we have moved to a virtual classroom via Zoom. For the safety of our participants and staff, the course will continue to be held virtual until further notice.

Participant must have a computer or phone with a working camera, microphone and access to wifi in order to successfully complete the class.

Total training cost is $450. Payment must be made 3 weeks prior to the course date you choose. All sales are final with purchase of class. Participants must apply, get accepted, and pay in advance before the first day of class.  SACADA accepts cash and credit card.

For questions or more information, contact Elizabeth Garcia, Recovery Support Peer Specialist, Training Coordinator/Trainer at or call her at (210) 225-4741.

Once approved, you will be sent an invoice and link! to submit payment.