The National Board of Abuse-Recovery Professionals is the certifying body for ARCS Coaching Certification Program; furthermore, we sanction CARC practice and issue CARC certificates:
Certified Addiction-Recovery Coach, for specialized, independent Addiction-Recovery Coaching and intervention with both substance and behavioral addicts and their respective family members.
Certified Abuse-Recovery Coach, for specialized, independent Abuse-Recovery Coaching with trauma survivors, including but not limited to childhood abuse survivors, domestic abuse survivors, soldiers and other PTSD sufferers.
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The ARCS Coaching Certification Program is accredited by the National Board of Abuse-Recovery Professionals. We are a private board (not a State board); thus, CARC Certification will likely not receive the same recognition as a State-board certification, if seeking employment in large social-service facilities.
Most life coaching and addendum certification programs (such as hypnotherapy, somatic experiencing and other methodology based certificates that many therapists acquire) are private certificates, supported by private accreditation bodies.
If your aspirations are to be employed as a counselor in a facility, then we recommend that you follow a more conventional path to get a Masters degree and subsequent State licensure.