Recertification Overview

CPS and CPPS must recertify every two years and document completion of no fewer than 20 hours of continuing education in specific topic areas. For more information about continuing education requirements and opportunities, please see our continuing education page (click here). We also invite you to join our email contact list (click here) and like the WIPSEI on Facebook (click here) stay up to date regarding various continuing education and professional development opportunities.

 

For Certified Peer Specialists (CPS):

As a Certified Peer Specialist you will need need to submit your recertification application by August 31st in the year in which your certification expires. The year of expiration is noted on your physical certificate from the state (older certificates may list August 30th, but you will still have until August 31st to submit).

CPS Recertification Process

  1. Complete your 20 continuing education hours (CEHs) with a minimum of 1.5 hours in each of the recertification CEH topic areas (cultural humility, ethics and boundaries, substance use-specific, mental health-specific, trauma-informed care,  and peer specialist-specific). For more on continuing education considerations, click here.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    Option 1 (online recertification and payment):
    Complete the CPS recertification and submit a payment online using the CPS recertification portal (click here) through UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
    Option 2 (mailing in materials and payment): Fill out and mail in the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Continuing Education Hours Report (click here) to UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education by the recertification deadline (for those CPS recertifying in 2022: keep in mind that it must be post-marked by August 31, 2022, which is a Wednesday).
  3. Complete this step only if choosing Option 2 above. Along with the Continuing Education Hours Report, include a check or money order payment of the $50 recertification fee to UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

For details regarding where to send the Continuing Education Hours Report and recertification fee, please scroll down towards the bottom of this page.

 

For Certified Parent Peer Specialists (CPPS):

As a Certified Parent Peer Specialist you will need to submit your recertification application by January 30th in the year in which your certification expires. The year of expiration is noted on your physical certificate from the state.

CPPS Recertification Process

  1. Complete your 20 continuing education hours (CEHs) with a minimum of 3 hours in each of the recertification CEH topic areas (cultural humility, ethics and boundaries, parent peer specialist-specific, and child/adolescent development or parenting). For more on continuing education considerations, click here.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    Option 1 (online recertification and payment):Complete the CPPS recertification and submit a payment online using the CPPS recertification portal (click here) through UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education by Sunday, January 30th, 2022.Option 2 (mailing in materials and payment): Fill out and mail in the Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) Continuing Education Hours Report (click here) to UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education by the recertification deadline (for those CPPS recertifying in 2022: keep in mind that it must be post-marked by January 30th, 2022, which is a Sunday).
  3. Complete this step only if choosing Option 2 above. Along with the Continuing Education Hours Report, include a check or money order payment of the $50 recertification fee to UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

For details regarding where to send the Continuing Education Hours Report and recertification fee, please see below.

 

Submitting Continuing Education Hours Reports and Recertification Fees:

To be completed after submitting the online form Application for Recertification (if available) –

Please return the Continuing Education Hours Report and the $50.00 recertification fee to:

UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Gloria T. Lane
161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602

Check is to be made out to:
UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Your report and $50 fee must be postmarked no later than the recertification deadline.

 

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