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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (WCS-sponsored) – Applications Closed

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - August 12 @ 5:00 pm

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

This online Certified Peer Specialist training is sponsored by WCS – Wisconsin Community Services.

Training dates: July 23rd (Fri.), 26th-27th (Mon.-Tues.), 29th-30th (Thurs.-Fri.), August 2nd-3rd (Mon.-Tues.), 5th-6th (Thurs.-Fri.) 9th-10th (Mon.-Tues.), 12th (Thurs.)

Time: 1pm-5pm CDT all training dates

Trainers: Shirley Drake and Michelle Laga

Determining Eligibility and Fit

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

  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside Milwaukee County and be a Wisconsin resident
  • 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 Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Thursday, June 24th, 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.


July 23 @ 1:00 pm
August 12 @ 5:00 pm
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