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“Recovery Navigator” is a term for an exciting new role developing nationally that allows peers with lived addiction experience to work directly with individuals suffering from substance use disorders utilizing the REC-CAP Assessment and the REC-Connect Recovery Planning Tool; both parts of an evidence-based practice developed by Dr. David Best. Guided by the REC-CAP assessment, the Navigator’s role is to foster the individual’s development of a concrete recovery plan centered around connection with pro-social networks and the community at-large.

Navigator Eligibility Criteria

Individuals interested in becoming a Recovery Navigator in Training must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Attestation of 1-year sustained recovery
  • Level 2 background clearance
  • Must possess one of the following MCAP, CAP, CAC, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) Certification, or be willing to obtain CRPS certification within one (1) year.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and have reliable transportation
  • Must possess a WIFI-enabled laptop or tablet device
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of population served and principles/philosophy of recovery

Provided other eligibility criteria are met, Navigators may achieve their peer credential while engaging in Recovery Navigational Support (RNS) service delivery under supervision.

Navigator In Training

Additional Requirements

    • Complete ROI training requirements
    • Deliver Recovery Navigational Support (RNS) under supervision
    • Complete Approved HHS online Training and Attestation as required per state
    • Cannot serve as any other role to client other than as a Navigator (i.e. cannot also be clients house manager, therapist, case manager)
    • Participate in Navigator Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Comply with CEU requirements


Additional Requirements

    • Achieve 10 hours of supervision
    • Achieve 50 Community of Practice hours
    • Process 20 individuals from intake through transition (successful discharge)
  • Certificate of completion of a state-recognized peer certification (e.g., Certified Recovery Coach, Certified Peer Specialist)

Navigator Resources

Recovery Navigation has a lot of moving parts. Assessment, goal setting, motivational interviewing, and node-link mapping are some of the more mechanical pieces, however, building an effective therapeutic relationship with each of your clients is anything but mechanical. In the hopes of facilitating these processes, we’re gathering up a host of resources to help you. Keep an eye on this page, as we will be rapidly expanding its content in the coming months!