To become a recovery coach, you need a high school diploma or GED certificate and work or volunteer experience in the recovery support field, such as in peer recovery. Complete professional training courses to develop your recovery coach skills. Earn a state certification or license to boost your resume. Many states recognize Certified Recovery Coach credentials from other states, enabling you to practice in different areas of the country. States may have additional qualifications for recovery coaches, so research the specific requirements where you wish to work.