H. References: Your references
be included within the fields below in order for your
application to be considered complete. We can not move your application into the
review process until it is complete.
Applications must include two (2) written references that attest to your appropriateness for certification through CARES. Please feel free to reference the CARES Mission and Value statements. The letters should also comment on your recovery by verifying the length of recovery and any pertinent peer recovery recovery support activities such as volunteer work, sponsorship, etc.
Written References can come from a sponsor, counselor, accountability partner, faith-leader, friend or co-worker. One reference should identify as being a person in long-term recovery. At least one (1) must specifically address your understanding of and belief in recovery and your ability to support others seeking or in recovery.
Please ask your references to include information about your demonstrated leadership abilities, your ability to work with diverse groups of people, and your reliability/ accountability.