The Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative partners with the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and Independent Living Centers throughout the state for examination efforts.

The Wisconin Peer Specialist Certification webpage of the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education is the best place to go for detailed information in regards to the application process for the statewide exam for Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists.

 

Wisconsin Peer Specialist Certification Exams 2019 – 2020

In-person exams are proctored at the eight Wisconsin Independent Living Centers. Virtual exams are proctored over Zoom by UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and Independent Living Center staff when needed.

You must have successfully completed the state-approved Peer Specialist Training in order to apply to take the Certification Exam. You may apply to take an exam within one year of your training. Please see the latest CPS exam study guide for assistance in preparation to take the exam.

CPS exams are capped at 150 participants statewide per exam date. CPS exams are scheduled for:

May 12-14, 2020 – Virtual Exam (Those scheduled to take part in the April 1, 2020 exam will be rescheduled to this exam period, and for all others the application deadline must be post marked by April 22, 2020)
September 30, 2020 (Application deadline must be post marked by September 9, 2020)

 

Wisconsin Parent Peer Specialist Certification Exams 2019 – 2020

CPPS exams are also proctored at the eight WI Independent Living Centers. You must have successfully completed the state-approved Parent Peer Specialist Training in order to apply to take the Certification Exam.​ You may apply to take an exam within one year of your training.

CPPS exams are capped at 150 participants statewide per exam date. CPPS exams are scheduled for:

April 23rd – Virtual Exam (This is a pilot of the virtual exam option.)
May 6, 2020 – Virtual Exam (Those scheduled to take part in the March 25, 2020 exam have been rescheduled to this day due to COVID-19 concerns.)
September 16, 2020 (Application deadline must be post marked by August 26, 2020)

 

Please Note:

If you require a reasonable accommodation while taking the exam due to mental or physical disability, please see our Reasonable Accommodations Request Application.

Personal electronic devices including, but not limited to, phones, laptops, and tablets will not be permitted into the testing area. Purses, backpacks, and similar bag-like personal items similarly will not be permitted into the testing area. We strongly recommend that you leave these items at home, in a car, or with a trusted individual.

All Independent Living Centers that serve as testing sites are fragrance-free. Please do not wear cologne, perfume, or scented body products the day of the exam.

For more information about what to expect on the day of the exam please visit our FAQ page.

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