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The deadline to apply to take the June 19, 2013 Peer Specialist Certification Exam was May 29. The next exam is September 11, 2013. The September exam is the last scheduled one for 2013.
The hard data is currently being compiled from the survey. Please vist the Survey page for additional information.
Our Space is holding a preliminary screening for applications to take a Peer Specialist Training
in Milwaukee, WI in July 2013
(This training is for Peers in the Milwaukee area who want to work in Milwaukee County.)
Please click here for details
We (ATI) have been receiving an increase in calls and emails about Peer Specialist
trainings to qualify to take the WI Peer Specialist Certification Exam. Many of
the callers want to know if there are going to be ‘free’ trainings.
Unless training is sponsored or subsidized by a funding resource, there will most
likely be some type of fee to attend. The current posted training from DBSA
that is coming to Milwaukee in July is $975.00. DBSA does not provide scholarships.
Those individuals in the past who were fortunate enough to have attended trainings at
little or no cost to them were because the trainings were funded/sponsored by
another source i.e. county, state, private organization.
Currently, there are four state-approved Peer Specialist Training Curriculums. They are
all currently under review and a decision will be made by the WI-DHS/BPTR as to
which one’s will remain. There will also be requirements as to what qualifies a
person to be a trainer. The decision will be made by mid-summer.
We (ATI) post the training schedules as we receive them on the Careers page and have no oversight as to when
and where they will be offered or how much they will cost. It is strictly up to the trainers of the curriculums. Training is left up to the free market. There is NO set rate for trainings.
Please feel free to share this information.
The survey from the WI Peer Specialist Advisory Committee went live on March 27, 2013 and closed at midnight on April 30, 2013. It was sent to 247 WI-CPS on March 27, 2013 and there was a total of 137 responses. Of those responses 109 fully completed the survey and 28 partially completed it; 109 did not respond. One email bounced back. WI-CPS had over a month to complete the survey and SurveyMonkey™ sent automatic reminders every Wednesday to those who had not responded asking them to please take the survey.
The survey was divided into the following sections:
-Wisconsin Core Training Competencies
-Essential Functions of a Certified Peer Specialist
-Communicating with Supervisors and Interacting with staff
-Support for Certified Peer Specialists
-Your Thoughts (confidential)
Survey development: Molly Cisco and Luann Simpson
Approved by: WI Peer Specialist Advisory Committee of the RITF
Formatted by: Laleña Lampe WI-DHS/BPTR
SurveyMonkey™ template input, distribution, tracking and reports analysis: Alice F. Pauser
The Peer Specialist Advisory Committee of the WI Recovery Implementation
Task Force is currently reviewing the results
Click here to view the latest issue of the National Council on Behavioral Health E-newsletter.
The next WI Peer Specialist Certification Exam is June 19, 2013. The application deadline is May 29. The application can be downloaded at www.sce-peerspecialist.uwm.edu I
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has announced a Peer Specialist
Training in Milwaukee in July 2013. Please visit the Careers Page and go to the Trainings section to click on the schedules information. Please contact DBSA for any further information.