CARES Examination Study Guide and Webinar

The CARES Academy training introduced participants to the key concepts, fundamental skills and core functions of peer recovery support services delivered within a recovery-oriented system of care. The final step in the process to becoming a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) is the CARES Academy Certification Exam. This study guide highlights the CARES core concepts and competencies covered in the exam including:
1. CARES Overview
2. Advocacy
3. Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)
4. Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR)
5. Motivational Interviewing
6. Cultural Competence
7. Ethics
8. Appreciative Inquiry: Skills for Building Alliances
9. Self-Care
10. Individual Recovery Check-ins
11. Recovery Groups
12. Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS)

Below are the resources that will help you prepare for the exam:


CARES Academy Manual

CARES Exam Prep Webinar Part 1

CARES Exam Prep Webinar Part 2

CARES Exam Prep Webinar Part 3