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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (LGBTQ+ community-specific) – Applications Closed

February 19 @ 9:00 am - March 10 @ 12:30 pm

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

This LGBTQ+ community-specific training is the first in a series of various community-specific Certified Peer Specialist trainings this year.

Training dates: February 19th, 22nd-26th, March 1st-5th, 8th-10th (9am-12:30pm all days)

Trainers: Victoria (Vic) Welle and Brittyn Calyx

Determining Eligibility and Fit

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

  • Must self-identify as LGBTQ+ (click here to learn more)
  • 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 LGBTQ+ communities)
  • Must have at least a high school dimploma 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 Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020.

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, January 20th, 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.

We have already received 50 application submissions or the application deadline has passed. We are unable to consider any more applications for this training.


February 19 @ 9:00 am
March 10 @ 12:30 pm
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