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PARfessionals Peer Recovery Navigator College

An internationally-based, family peer run initiative, facilitating training, cloud education,
and registry for Peer Support and Recovery Providers in Addictions.


An internationally-based, family peer run initiative, facilitating training, cloud education,
and registry for Peer Support and Recovery Providers in Addictions.

PARfessionals Peer Recovery Navigator College

An internationally-based, family peer run initiative, facilitating training, cloud education,
and registry for Peer Support and Recovery Providers in Addictions.


An internationally-based, family peer run initiative, facilitating training, cloud education,
and registry for Peer Support and Recovery Providers in Addictions.

During 2016, our specialty apps, developed in partnership with others have been used as training resources in 123 countries and territories.

  • An approved training provider for many states (eg. Arkansas, California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Texas, Florida), national and international regulatory boards and professional associations for many years. For additional information, please download our 2016 informational guide.
  • Created, designed and 100% funded by selected heirs of A.R. Simmons Jacobs McNamee, a woman whose birth line includes children from many races and nationalities.
  • Private, independent vocational school incorporated as a private family corporation operating as a closed corporation.
  • Career School exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and College division
  • World's Largest Behavioral Health (Peer Addictions) Training Provider.
  • The world's first college level training and certification material on the field of Peer Recovery.
  • Provides a vehicle for continued clinical educational training in best practices and standards.
  • Globally recognized, competency based lifetime credential grounded in core competencies and evidence- based best practices with only 150 practicum hours required. (pending)
  • Open to volunteers, interns and employees of behavioral health and addiction recovery entities, government agencies, humanitarians agencies, community recovery groups, other organization and employer types.
  • Opportunity to earn continuing education credit from the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, the first international regulatory board for addiction specialists, expert clinicians and researchers.
  • Designed to use in flexible learning settings (self-paced distance learning, hybrid or classroom).
  • Educate global students on diversified methods of peer recovery support services in order to create a culturally competent and inclusive peer behavioral healthcare.
  • Inclusion in the German National Library, a central archival library and national bibliographic centre for the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the leading partner in developing and maintaining bibliographic rules and standards in Germany and plays a significant role in the development of international library standards.
  • Inclusion in the National Peer Services Toolkit funded by Optum HMO Healthcare and ACMHMA: The College for Behavioral Health Service.
  • Developed with assistance from behavioral health clinicians, medical doctors, social workers, and peers from addiction recovery entities, governmental agencies, community recovery organizations, and schools, including Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Healthto define peer recovery navigation as a profession.
  • No high school diploma or GED required. However, the recommended requirements for our course content is 16+ with "working" experience as a volunteer, intern or employee, dealing with special populations (eg. minorities, LGBT, veterans, disabilities, prisoners, ex-offenders, rural, women, children, low-income, etc.) in a behavioral health, medical, community, educational or criminal justice setting.
  • Our branded study guides are located in 1200 + stores and 240,000 digital libraries worldwide including local stores, schools, universities and public libraries.
  • Submitted for college credit and credential evaluation through Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) by Charter Oak State College from 2015-2017, with a 2018 new review pending.
    Charter Oak State College (COSC), located in New Britian, Connecticut, USA, is a state institution conferring associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees and is accredited by the State of Connecticut and the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
    The Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) by Charter Oak State College reviews and provide college credit recommendations, along with record keeping for non-collegiate training programs.

PARfessionals is an approved training provider for many state, national and international regulatory boards and professional associations. For additional information, please download our informational guide .


Jorea M. Kelley Hardison, MA(c) Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician

In 2011, PARfessionals was established by 32-year-old Jorea M. Kelley-Hardison, a consumer peer with lived and professional experience while she completed an internship at MHMR of Tarrant County. After experiencing discriminatory and biased treatment both personally and professionally, she felt that a sincere effort needed to be made to reduce stigma and discrimination faced by peers and their families in the community and workplace.

Ms. Kelley-Hardison, along with assistance from medical doctors, clinicians and other behavioral health professionals across the globe participated in the development of the PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Navigator College Workforce Development Credentialing Program.

In 2008, she self-published the book “Getting Ahead: An Ex-Offenders Guide to Getting Ahead in Today’s Society”, where she encourages ex-offenders to participate in clinical research trials. She is also mentioned in Dr. Jon Marc Taylor’s book “Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs in the United States and Canada, ” published by Prison Legal News in 2008.

Jorea Kelley-Hardison earned a B.S. degree in Management in 2009 and completed degree requirements in order to graduate with a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the American (Military) Public University System the following year. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology Services from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, she has obtained certificates in mental health, nonprofit management, applied forensic psychology services, family and business mediation, substance abuse, as well as emergency management. In addition, she has received training throughout the years in various important topics such as rape/domestic violence crisis intervention, hospice, and health unit coordination from various organizations and colleges including Parkland Health & Hospital System, Brookhaven College and Richland College.

In 2009, Jorea Kelley-Hardison received her CCJP – A status from the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) and has been granted numerous credentials from the board, including the Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS), Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach (PM-PRC) and the Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) credentials, but has since retired those credentials.

She is currently a Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician for the past 8 years and is a former Addictions Counselor Intern before she re-focused her energy into becoming a Clinical Research Coordinator.

The PARfessionals's branded program is 100% funded by Ms. Kelley Hardison's family, The AR SJM Family Preservation Campus, formerly The SJM Group and The SJM Family Foundation. Connect with Jorea on

  • Mission Statement

    The PARfessionals' brand develops digital curriculum, credentialing and mobile technologies to assist the global Behavioral Healthcare workforce.

  • Vision Statement

    To empower the Addiction/Recovery process for Survivors from all socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Human Rights Statement

    PARfessionals makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, disability, class or political opinions. We believe that every human being has rights and should be treated equally and fairly.

PARfessionals is Reshaping the Faces and Voices of Recovery!


(Translations available: Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Bengali, Hindi, Hebrew, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese French, Portuguese)


The increasing diversity of the global world provide opportunities and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policy makers.
Cultural competence is defined "as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients."

(Global Clinical Peer Addictions Behavioral Healthcare course)

50 Continuing Education credits for Global Healthcare Professional Licensing credentials


Our internationally approved clinical healthcare training provides for competent individuals who are in recovery from mental illness, substance use, addictions, disabilities, co-occurring disorders, or trauma (including, but not limited to prejudice, discrimination, bigotry, and racism) with employment skills in order to become a Peer Recovery Navigator in community and clinical settings.

The specialized clinical course includes the Certified Peer Recovery Navigator college level credentialing course for $49.99.

Upon enrollment, our global healthcare students will have the option to access the online course through a mobile app with offline learning capability.


Disclaimer: Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of The PARfessionals' websites, books, apps or curriculum contents in any form is prohibited. You may not - except with our express written permission- distribute or commercially exploit any of our products and its content.

Our authorized digital and mobile vendors are allowed to participate in our "Gift to Customer" Global E-Tour in providing access to our two digital college preparatory e-guides, PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery/Cultural Intelligence in Addictions and the PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Navigator Practicum Guide. (per IRS tax deductible guidelines that no more than $25 in business gifts per customer per year.) SAVE THE RECEIPTS AND RECORDS!!!!