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Online Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training (WI DOJ TAD-sponsored)

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - February 22 @ 9:00 pm

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

This online Certified Peer Specialist training is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Treatment Alternatives & Diversion (TAD) Program.

Training dates: February 1st – 5th, 8th – 12th, 15th – 19th, 22nd (6pm-9pm all training dates)

Trainers: Tamra Oman and Paula Buege

Determining Eligibility and Fit

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

  • Must either be a graduate of the Treatment Alternatives & Diversion (TAD) Program or be in the final stage of the program
  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in any Wisconsin county
  • 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 9th, 2020

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Monday, January 11th, 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 1 @ 6:00 pm
February 22 @ 9:00 pm


Renee Lushaj

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