Which Certification Should I Get?

Certified Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist is a professional who utilizes their personal lived experience to provide support to others and demonstrate that recovery is possible.

Certified Parent Peer Specialist

A Certified Parent Peer Specialist combines knowledge gained from parenting children and youth with social, emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or substance use challenges and training to increase their skills to support other parents or those in a parenting role.

What to do after getting certified?

Find Employment for Peer Specialists & Parent Peer Specialists

The goal of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative is to promote the training, certification, and hiring of Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists and support the improvement and expansion of peer support services throughout the state.

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Virtual CPS Training (Milwaukee County) – Applications Closed

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - December 18 @ 8:00 pm
Dec 31

Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (Dunn County-sponsored)

December 31, 2020 @ 8:30 am - January 22, 2021 @ 11:30 am
Jan 04

Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (MHA-sponsored)

January 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - January 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (LCO Tribe-sponsored)

January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - February 5, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training – MATC-sponsored student-specific

January 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - March 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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