This Virtual (Zoom-based) Certified Peer Specialist training is supported by Department of Health Services and Access to Independence.
Training Dates: August 16th – 18th, 21st – 24th, 28th – 31st, September 5th – 7th
Hours: 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Online (Zoom-based)
Trainers: Heleema Berg & Tamra Oman
Training serves: Residents of Ashland, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Crawford, Douglas, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Price, Richland, Sauk, Sawyer, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Washburn Counties
Training Cost: Free for participants
A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.
Applications Open: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 12PM (Noon)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 12PM (Noon)
The application form for this online CPS training will appear here starting at 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023. There may be a slight delay (just a few minutes) on that day as the form goes live.
Possible Early Closing of Applications:
A maximum of 50 applications will be considered. If 50 applications are received prior to the application deadline (see above), the application form will automatically close and no additional applications will be received.
The following are required to be eligible to apply for this CPS training:
14-18 participants will be selected for this training. To be considered for selection, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements above, submit an application form, and complete an interview. There is no training registration cost for participants.
Applying for this or any CPS training does not guarantee selection as a participant.
Applications received are reviewed by trainers in full, and a variety of criteria may determine whether an applicant is asked to interview and possibly participate in a training. These include, but are not limited to:
Because this training is the pre-requisite to registering for the state-approved CPS exam, and a pathway to working in a professional peer support role, applications demonstrating the following may not be given priority in the application review process:
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.
First, we highly recommend filling out and submitting the online training application form using a desktop computer or tablet and not a smart phone.
It is important that you answer all required questions (marked with an asterisk) on the online training application form. There are also formatting requirements in regard to dates and other fields (such as email address). If required fields are not answered in the application form or the fields are entered incorrectly, it will register as an error and your application will not be submitted to us when you press the “submit” button.
This is what happens if you try to submit an application with errors:
Please note: If the application form or event page reloads instead of the “application submission page,” there is something wrong with your application, and you will need to follow the instructions to address any errors.
Once the application deadline has passed or 50 applications are received (whichever is sooner), trainers will be sent applications to review, contact up to 25 applicants out of the total applicant pool for virtual interviews, and then select a final cohort of training participants after conducting virtual interviews. Though a maximum of 25 people will be contacted for interviews, everyone can expect to hear back about the final decision in regard to their application.
Please know that it may take some time for participant selection to be finalized, and we ask for your patience. Final selection decisions for this training may not be made until Monday, July 26th, 2023.