Harness the power of Personal Medicine to support people in their recovery.
"I am so fortunate to have experienced this training. It has transformed my life. "
"The commitment to the learner was evident and resulted in ensuring that everyone had what they needed for where they are in their own journey. "
"I enjoyed the combination of e-learning, live interactive coaching sessions and hands-on practice. I also appreciate the team reaching out periodically with updates on my progress. "
"This was a great course and I really enjoyed this learning experience and am eager to share Personal Medicine with the people in my life."
"The course was so well organized, very well supported and the material was very clear."
"Thank you for this course. It was one of the best online courses I have completed. I think having the combination of the online material with the live web coaching assisted in this being a great experience."
"I loved this course, and it successfully gave me a deeper understanding of Personal Medicine, and confidence that I can help others discover and use their Personal Medicine."
"I truly enjoyed this course and learned a lot of information that will benefit myself as a peer support and my clients."
"Thank you for the amazing support in this learning process."
"I found the course really beneficial for myself in as many ways as in my work with clients. The course had a number of elements - the manual, online learning, support, printouts, articles, access to other course participants, practice time and debrief which covered many different learning styles, and enhanced my learning experience. "
Personal Medicine supports recovery-oriented practice, is evidence-based and has been shown to increase activation which leads to more robust health outcomes. The practice of Personal Medicine meets SAMHSA’s criteria for recovery-based practice and the core competencies of peer support.
A Certified Personal Medicine Coach is an expert in supporting people as they discover and use Personal Medicine in their recovery.
We use a combination of E-Learning, Live Webinar Coaching and real-world practice.
Nope. All the training is conducted through self-paced E-Learning and Webinar sessions
Most people need 2-3 hours per week to complete coursework, practice and reports.
Yes. The path to certification includes live webinars and E-Learning courses. You will need reliable internet, a webcam and basic computer skills.
To become a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, you must:
Although we are unable to offer refunds, we do work closely with each candidate throughout the Certification process. If, for some reason, you are unable to meet all requirements, we are happy to explore additional steps/coursework to support you in reaching Certification.
Becoming a Certified Personal Medicine Coach is open to anyone: Peer Specialists, Case Managers, Therapists, Psych Rehab Staff, ACT teams, Inpatient Staff, Addictions Counselors, Psychiatrists, Family Members, Friends etc.
Absolutely. An organization can request a special cohort to sponsor multiple staff members in becoming Certified. Send us a message to get started.
Personal Medicine Coaches recertify each year to ensure a high standard of fidelity. Recertification grants continued license to use Personal Medicine in your work, access to the Certified Personal Medicine Coach community, consultation with PDA experts and access to the most up to date resources.
There is an annual recertification fee of $60 (occurring on the anniversary of your graduation date).
Yes. The process for recertification includes an exam and report submissions.
The cost is $1250 per person with a $60 recertification fee (due annually on graduation date).
You can pay by credit card or PayPal right on our site. Simply choose the cohort you would like to join, select "Register" and enter your payment information. If you'd prefer to pay via purchase order/invoice, send us a note and we will help you get started.
Sure. Send us a note and we will help you get set-up.
We do offer a free seat for each cohort (based on a lottery). Additionally, many folks reach out to local, county or state mental health authorities to request sponsorship. Organizations or programs you work at may also be able to assist with funding. Check with your organization to see if they offer tuition reimbursement.
Whether you are an organization or an individual, contact us to hear how Certification will support you.
If you want to join our next group of Certified Personal Medicine Coaches, sign up here. We will contact you when registration is open.
Certified Personal Medicine Coaches are trained to help you harness the power of Personal Medicine in your recovery. There are Certified Personal Medicine Coaches in the United States and Internationally. Click on a State or Country to find one near you.