Which Certification Should I Get?

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.

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?

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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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