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What are ARCS Classes like?2024-02-16T12:44:34+00:00

Here are some words that our members have used to describe the experience: welcoming, safe, supportive, informative, mind-blowing, surrounded by others who understand, listening to others and hearing myself in their stories, finding my voice, family, sanctuary. We think that says it all!

What Certification will I receive?2023-02-09T17:26:55+00:00

As an ARCS graduate, you will actually hold two (2) highly-specialized life coaching certificates:

CARC-I: Certified Addiction-Recovery Coach
for specialized Coaching of substance addicts, behavioral addicts, friends and family members of addicts, and any Client seeking to change unwanted behavior patterns.

CARC-II: Certified Abuse-Recovery Coach
for specialized Coaching of trauma survivors, including but not limited to survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence, dysfunctional families, or of any extensive or protracted stressors.

What will my professional title be, as a Coach?2023-02-09T17:26:33+00:00

Your Name, CARC

What types of clients will I be able to see?2023-02-09T17:26:06+00:00

You can choose your own specialization, including working with substance addicts, behavioral addicts (relationships, families of addicts, domestic abuse survivors, childhood abuse survivors and other abuse sufferers.  Other popular specializations include weight loss, change of career, midlife coaching, retirement coaching and business coaching, since ARCS tools and techniques can help anyone to change debilitating and unwanted behavior patterns.

You’ll be able to see your clients online, via phone, or in person – but most of our Coaches choose to work online from home.

​How much can I make?2023-02-09T17:25:41+00:00

​As a CARC, you will be able to charge your private clients anywhere from 25.00 – 135.00 per session. We have graduates making over $100,000 per year doing what they love – helping others to heal.

​Will I be able to see my clients online?2023-02-09T17:25:24+00:00

Yes!  Most CARCs choose to work-from-home and help their clients online.
You can also opt to meet with your clients in person or over the phone.

​What types of coaching sessions will I be able to offer?2023-02-09T17:24:55+00:00

You will be certified to conduct individual, couple, family and unrelated-group sessions. You will also be sanctioned to facilitate workshops and interventions.

You’ll be able to see your clients online, via phone, or in person – but most of our Coaches choose to work online from home.

​How soon can I become a Coach?2023-02-09T17:24:26+00:00

Your progression through ARCS Online Video Lessons can be taken at your own pace, so it’s up to you!

The fastest that you can graduate is 9 months, and this time limit is mandated by the Certification Board to ensure thorough comprehension of Curriculum concepts and resultant preparedness for practice.

You will be working on your own personal healing as you’re also learning how to coach clients through this process, so we highly recommend that you enjoy your journey through our lessons and classes.

What are the requirements to earn Coaching Certification?2023-02-09T17:24:08+00:00

Beyond feeling that you have a gift and a calling to help, the basic requirements for CARC Certification are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • live and attend from the United States
    *ARCS is applying to go international by 2024-2025
  • no legal history of a violent nature
    *DUI/DWI, drug-related and misdemeanor assault charges can still qualify for CARC Certification on a case-by-case basis because we know that your life history can contribute to your coaching ability. If you have any questions about your legal history, register for your Free Online Workshop and ask your Coach to provide you with the Board’s evaluation process.
​How much does the certification program cost?2024-02-16T12:52:59+00:00

ARCS Mission is “to provide a pathway for both emotional and economic empowerment to all who seek it” so we provide grant funding and income opportunities to anyone who believes that our program can benefit them.

To be eligible for grant funding, you must first attend a Free Online Workshop because the Grant Board wants to ensure that this program is a fit for you.

​Are there any continuing education requirements?2023-02-09T17:23:33+00:00

Actively practicing Coaches must take an Ethics Review Course each year.

​When I graduate, can ARCS help me to find clients?2024-02-16T12:49:09+00:00

After you graduate, you can stay on our platform to share your wisdom with new members and earn income!
Graduates can earn 30% residual (roll over, week to week) commissions, which can build up to 6-figures.

Are you accredited?2024-02-16T12:51:25+00:00

Yes, CARC-I and CARC-II life coaching certifications are accredited by the National Board of Abuse-Recovery Professionals. This is a private board, which also provides ARCS Students with Grant Funding.

​Where will my certifications be valid?2023-02-09T17:28:21+00:00

CARC Certification is valid anywhere within the United States, for private life coaching practice:

  • contiguous 50 states, Alaska & Hawaii
  • NO requirement to file for reciprocity, if you move from state to state.
  • ARCS is applying to go international in 2024-2025
​Will I need to re-qualify for certification if I move to another state?2022-07-27T16:09:38+00:00

No. Many certifications and licenses (such as teaching or nursing) require re-testing and filing for “reciprocity” from state to state, but CARC Certification does not require this. You will be certified to practice anywhere within the United States, with no requirement to re-test or file for reciprocity of you move from one state to another.

Can I get a job in a facility?2023-02-09T17:22:00+00:00

Some of our students have acquired positions such as “treatment tech” or “assessment-intake counselor”, even prior to graduating, just by telling organizations about all of the information and skills that they are learning through the ARCS program.  However, most of our students utilize these positions as a self-designed “internship” while they complete their studies, because they prefer both the scheduling and financial freedom available working from home after they graduate.

Many state-based programs are designed specifically to train for entry-level and other positions in government (i.e. state, federal) or insurance-sponsored facilities; whereas, CARC Life Coaching Certification is designed specifically for private, independent and specialized life coaching practice.

Why can’t I start coaching immediately?2023-02-09T17:21:27+00:00

It is responsible and ethical that we require comprehensive training for individuals who wish to provide professional coaching services to the public.

Before 2016, only licensed therapists (Masters and PhD-level practitioners) were eligible for CARC Certification. When ARCS received requests that we make our program accessible for anyone who feels a calling to “heal & help others”, we listened!

I have more questions.2024-02-16T12:51:01+00:00

Register for your free online workshop to:

  • Meet our Coaches and Students
  • Hear their experience in the ARCS Program
  • Ask any additional questions that you may have (message your Coach after the workshop)
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