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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (Indigenous Peoples community-specific)

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - August 20 @ 8:00 pm

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

This Indigenous Peoples community-specific training is the fourth in a series of various community-specific Certified Peer Specialist trainings this year.

A note on this community-specific training:
This training is not specific to a single tribe or nation, nor is it specific to only federally-recognized tribes and nations. Some tribes have hosted Certified Peer Specialist trainings specific to a singe nation or group of nations. The purpose of this training being more broad in scope to Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (also known as North America) is part of the equity and justice initiatives of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative, striving towards access and inclusion.

Training dates: July 30th and August 2nd-6th, 9th-13th, 16th-20th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Cano Padilla & Carmella Glenn

Determining Eligibility and Fit

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

  • Must self-identify as Indigenous to Turtle Island (also known as North America) / Native American / American Indian / First Nations
  • 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 Indigenous communities)
  • 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, June 4th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Friday, July 2nd, 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.


The application form for this online, Indigenous Peoples community-specific CPS training will appear here starting at 12pm (noon) on Friday, June 4th, 2021. There may be a slight delay (just a few minutes) on that day as the form goes live.


July 30 @ 5:00 pm
August 20 @ 8:00 pm
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