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The ARCS Program (Video)2023-02-09T17:30:30+00:00

Learn all about ARCS Program Journeys, in this brief explainer video.



ARCS Mission & Community (Video)2023-02-09T17:29:57+00:00

The ARCS community is an online family:


ARCS Helps Domestic Abuse Survivors (Video)2023-02-09T17:29:39+00:00

If you are a survivor of toxic relationships, ARCS can help:


Free ARCS Video Lesson (Video)2023-02-09T17:27:53+00:00

Test drive an intro lesson from our Coaching Certification Videos:


ARCS Testimonials (Video)2023-02-09T17:27:35+00:00

Watch ARCS video testimonials:

Read our member’s testimonials and life stories (click “read more”) from our home page at

What are ARCS Classes like?2023-02-09T17:27:16+00:00

ARCS live, online classes often feel more like a counseling group because students are working on their own personal healing as they learn to coach others. Just some of the topics we cover in class are:
         √ Emotional Skills
         √ Communication Skills
         √ Relationship Skills
Healthy Boundaries
Changing Unwanted Behavior Patterns
Helping Clients Effectively
Moving from Surviving to Thriving

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?2023-02-09T17:23:51+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 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?2023-02-09T17:23:15+00:00

Unlike other certification schools and universities, ARCS stays on after you graduate to help you build your Coaching practice:

ARCS Coaching Journey Benefits 

We have compiled years of collective professional experience with a comprehensive range of effective strategies into our Coaching Journey Program for CARCs who wish to leverage our ARCS brand, online presence, video materials, coaching certifications and fully automated, customized online platform and marketplace functionalities to build your coaching practice to your desired level of income.

Here are the features and benefits of our one-of-kind Coaching Journey Program, that will be available to you after you complete the ARCS Healing Journey and earn CARC Certifications: 

ARCS Professional Membership 

All CARCs in the Coaching Journey are formally authorized to provide their online coaching services to enrolled ARCS Students and to offer ARCS Healing Journey and CARC Certifications to their private clients. This is a huge market advantage because all life coaches are competing with therapists from a business perspective — but not even licensed therapists can offer CARC Certifications as a byproduct of attending their counseling sessions!

One common misconception about joining the Coaching Journey is the idea that one must choose between either coaching on ARCS platform or being an independent Coach in private practice, but these two things go together — you are always a private practitioner, and you will simply have the option to incorporate ARCS materials, certifications, platform, marketplace, features, functionality, resources, benefits and expertise into your practice through the Coaching Journey. 

Placement in ARCS Online Marketplace
All ARCS Professional Members get a stunning profile page on our online marketplace, with sections to post and update your photo, your story, your specializations, a personal welcome video (optional), your session offerings, your session pricing, and even “words of wisdom” to give visitors insight into your practice style and philosophy.

Coaching Dashboard on ARCS Online Platform
Your ARCS Coaching Dashboard provides easy-to-access information on all of your clients-students, including the ability to communicate sending bulk emails or texts and a seamless interface for reviewing Healing Journey lesson progress. 

Professional Mentorship
When you graduate from the ARCS Healing Journey, you (the student) will become the teacher — and when you opt to join ARCS Coaching Journey, your Coach can become your Professional Mentor! Now the two of you are colleagues, and you will be able to garner from their practice- building experience. 

ARCS Professional Development Workshops
Each ARCS Professional Mentor offers a live, weekly, online Professional Development Workshop in which you and other graduates from your Healing Journey class will discuss everything from case studies, challenging clients, emotional triggers and ethical conundrums that come up over the course of your career — to sharing practice building tips, “subbing” for each others’ sessions when someone needs a holiday, and always being on hand to provide camaraderie and support for one another.

ARCS Professional Development Lessons
Just as ARCS Healing Journey students enjoy a series of enlightening lessons, Coaching Journey participants have access to several professional development article. Just some of the topics covered include:

  1. quick and easy tutorials on how to use your ARCS Coaching Dashboard
  2. step-by-step guide to launch your coaching practice on ARCS Platform
  3. the entrepreneurial mindset: how to multiply prosperity through coaching
  4. advanced communication and interaction with clients
  5. how to discover and hone your coaching style and methods
  6. tips for online group-session structure and management
  7. advanced social media marketing techniques

ARCS Healing Journey Workshops
As an ARCS Professional Member, you can still enjoy your Professional Mentor’s weekly Healing Journey workshop — and students will often ask to hear your story, wanting to know more about how you graduated through their class and are now coaching others.

ARCS Online Coaching Resource Center
We provide an extensive and ever-growing online resource directory for our CARC-Members. Entries are submitted by both ARCS Support and Coaching Journey CARCs, so that collective information and experience can be shared:

  1. national crisis and intervention resources to refer to your clients
  2. external professional development resources, for Coaches
  3. self-care and wellness resources, for clients and Coaches
  4. coaching know-how, tips, philosophies, specializations and styles
  5. Links to online articles, podcasts and videos that can benefit your practice
  6. Individual, couple and group session discussion topics and inspiration
  7. ARCS Lending Library: Professional Members can opt to check-out ARCS Healing Journey video lessons to show and discuss in their coaching sessions.

Dedicated ARCS Support
Access to ARCS Coaching Support Site and to administrative services like:

  1. automated enrollment for your clients
  2. insta-pay for your session fees

Your First Step
Your first step is to try a free online workshop to see if this program is right for you, then our Grant Department can reach out to you with assistance, funding and discounts.

Are you accredited?2023-02-09T17:22:49+00:00

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.2023-02-09T17:21:03+00:00

Register for your free online workshop to:

  • Meet one of our Coaches
  • Interact with our 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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