Wellness & Recovery Centers of Excellence Certification

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:23am

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is pleased to announce the International Wellness and Recovery Centers of Excellence Certification Program (IWCEC). Through this program, the Copeland Center recognizes and certifies Centers of Excellence that promote high-quality transformational experiences through peer-support-based wellness and recovery education. These Centers of Excellence are wellness-oriented environments that have demonstrated programs based on co-facilitation of core evidence-based peer-support values and ethics.

The Copeland Center recognizes the excellence and commitment of dedicated facilitators who continue to carry the hope of recovery across the country and around the world.  To support organizational progress, we have developed the Centers of Excellence designation to recognize fidelity to the essential components of a robust, sustainable, and integrated initiative based on wellness, recovery, peer support, and community inclusion.

A Wellness and Recovery Center of Excellence is an organization or program of an organization that:

  • offers quality workshops and educational experiences following the evidenced-based peer support practice 
  • promotes an environment where the values and ethics of evidenced-based peer support are consistently upheld
  • has a team of highly experienced Copeland Center Co-Facilitators with current skills and knowledge
  • has accessible, sustainable, and innovative approaches for all people to learn about wellness, recovery, peer support, and community inclusion.

Certification will be based on the quality of the application and supporting documentation as well as a face-to-face site visit.  All applicants will receive technical assistance on their demonstrated strengths and opportunities for growth. To apply, please email [email protected] to request an application.  Please provide in the email the name of the organzation applying and, name of the contact person and attach a one-page letter of interest explaining why the organzation is a good candidate for being a Copeland Center Wellness and Recovery Center of Excellence.