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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (Formerly Incarcerated community-specific) – Applications Closed

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - July 12 @ 8:00 pm

We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in June and July of 2021!

This community-specific training for those with personal lived experience of incarceration is the third in a series of various community-specific Certified Peer Specialist trainings this year.

Training dates: June 18th, 20th-24th, 27th-July 1st, 6th-8th, 11th-12th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Oliver Johnson & Tara Wilhelmi

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must have personal lived experience of incarceration
  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in any Wisconsin county (this training is open statewide to formerly incarcerated people)
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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.


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.


When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

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: 12pm (noon) on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Friday, May 21st, 2021


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.



June 18 @ 5:00 pm
July 12 @ 8:00 pm
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