Our most popular training course where you'll be provided with an in-depth, comprehensive training on the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program, the SMART Recovery tools... and MORE!

The "Get SMART FAST" (Facilitator And Support Team) GSF 201: FACILITATOR TRAINING course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge of SMART Recovery and its 4-Point Program for you to proceed capably, comfortably (and authoritatively) in your role as a SMART Recovery meeting Facilitator.


It's a requirement of all our meeting Facilitators—whether face-to-face or online—to complete this training course, where you’ll review the various video presentations, reading materials, complete the self-check and review activities, and segment quizzes entirely online. All of the training materials are provided online within the course, so there's no additional purchase of course materials required.

NOTE: For interested individuals residing in the UK or Australia, please see the International Training Links provided below.

Course Information

Upon registering you'll receive a confirmation email containing your access and account information, so you'll be able to get started right away. 

The training is entirely self-study (with exception to the two optional "live" online training meetings described below). We’ve estimated the “self-study” portion to take approximately 20 hours to complete, which is done at your own pace and at any time convenient to you. The only deadline is all of the training coursework needs to be fully completed within your 180-day enrollment period, which begins immediately upon registration.

There are two optional “live” online training meetings scheduled every month. Each meeting starts out with a role-play exercise where a scenario is presented for discussion and the application of the SMART Recovery tools and techniques.

The last part of the meeting is a Q&A and discussion session with the training team to address any questions and/or concerns you may have moving forward with your meeting plans. These optional meetings are among the ongoing training and support we offer to not only our training participants, but all our meeting Facilitators and other volunteers as well. Click here to view the full Course Syllabus & Outline.

When asked to submit their evaluation, past participants have continually given the training high marks, finding it to be extremely helpful and beneficial to their preparations in bringing a SMART Recovery meeting to their local area or facility. 

Upon satisfactorily completing the coursework and meeting the training requirements, a completion certificate is issued. 


Get SMART FASTReady to join us? After reviewing the Requirements and Course Overview information, complete and submit the online registration by clicking the Register Now button below. 

There's a $79.00 (US) non-refundable registration fee* to help cover some of the costs associated with providing the training. There are no other additional fees or required material to purchase. 

Need to register two or more individuals? Discounted group rates are available! CLICK HERE for details and pricing information.

International Facilitator Training Links

 Australia - SMART Recovery Facilitator Training

 UK - SMART Recovery Facilitator Training

*If the training registration fee is a financial hardship, we have a scholarship program available which provides a reduced registration fee on a sliding-fee scale depending on the level of need. For information on our training scholarship program, click here
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