Certified Personal Medicine Coaches

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. "

Gail Sulser

"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. "

Anna Gray

"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. "

Tracy Ciabattoni

"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."

Caitlin Wileman

"The course was so well organized, very well supported and the material was very clear."

Shachar Shtalrid

"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."

Helen Glover

"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."

Michele Kenion

"I truly enjoyed this course and learned a lot of information that will benefit myself as a peer support and my clients."

Mary Jin

"Thank you for the amazing support in this learning process."

Amparo Ostojic

"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. "

Sonya Greaney

The evidence is in...

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.

About Certification

A Certified Personal Medicine Coach is an expert in supporting people as they discover and use Personal Medicine in their recovery.

As a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, you are:
  • Certified to use Personal Medicine in your work
  • Provided with the Personal Medicine Facilitator manual
  • Granted access to the Personal Medicine Worksheet and all Personal Medicine Cards
  • Given access to powerful recovery videos about Personal Medicine
  • Receive a Personal Medicine Guide of your choice
  • Given access to discounted Guides (25% off)
  • Able to use the Personal Medicine Workshop Toolkit
    • Includes a standard conference workshop template & gives you the ability to present on Personal Medicine at conferences
  • Featured on our website
  • Added to our Certified Personal Medicine Coach Forum
  • Given direct access to Pat Deegan & Associates
The annual fee of $60 per year occurs on the anniversary of your graduation date and includes continued access to all of the above.
How do you conduct the Certification Training?

We use a combination of E-Learning, Live Webinar Coaching and real-world practice. 

Do I have to travel?

Nope. All the training is conducted through self-paced E-Learning and Webinar sessions 

How much time do I need to allocate for practice between sessions?

Most people need 2-3 hours per week to complete coursework, practice and reports.

Are there any technology requirements?

Yes. The path to certification includes live webinars and E-Learning courses. You will need reliable internet, a webcam and basic computer skills.

Once enrolled, what do I have to do to be eligible for Certification?

To become a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, you must:

  • Attend all live Coaching Sessions
  • Complete all Assignments
  • Pass final Examination 
If I don't meet all the requirements, can I get a refund?

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.

Who can become a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?

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. 

Can my organization become Certified?

Absolutely. An organization can request a special cohort to sponsor multiple staff members in becoming Certified. Send us a message to get started. 

Why do I need to be recertified?

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.

Is there a recertification fee?

There is an annual recertification fee of $60 (occurring on the anniversary of your graduation date).

Are there any other requirements for recertification?

Yes. The process for recertification includes an exam and report submissions.

How much does Certification cost?

The cost is $1250 per person with a $60 recertification fee (due annually on graduation date).

How can I pay for Certification?

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.

Can I pay monthly instead of all at once?

Sure. Send us a note and we will help you get set-up.

What if I can't afford Certification?

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.  


Upcoming Certification Opportunities


Open enrollment

Live Coaching Sessions: 1pm-2pm EST

Registration opens March, 2020

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Custom Cohort

Private Enrollment

Want to certify multiple people at your program? Set your own schedule with a customized cohort for your organization.

Contact Us

Questions about Certification?

Whether you are an organization or an individual, contact us to hear how Certification will support you.

Want to be notified when registration opens for our next cohort?

If you want to join our next group of Certified Personal Medicine Coaches, sign up here. We will contact you when registration is open. 

Find a CPMC Near You

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.

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