For Certified Peer Specialists (CPS):
As a Certified Peer Specialist you will need need to submit your recertification application by August 30th in the year in which your certification expires (see current exceptions in the update below). The year of expiration is noted on your physical certificate from the state.
For CPS recertification preparation, including an application, please reference the following link for the Peer Specialist Recertification and Continuing Education Requirements.
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.
For CPPS recertification preparation, please reference the following link for the Parent Peer Specialist Recertification and Continuing Education Requirements.
Finding Continuing Education Opportunities:
Please see our Continuing Education page to learn more about meeting recertification requirements and professional development.
After initially deciding to keep the August 30th recertification deadline in place, we have since reviewed this decision and discussed possible changes to the 2020 CPS recertification deadline with Wisconsin Department of Health Services and UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in light of public health crisis.
We are offering a 6-month extension for those who were scheduled to recertify as Certified Peer Specialists in August of 2020 (this includes all those whose certificates say they expire in July 2020). The new CPS recertification deadline (for those whose certificates expire this year) will be February 28th, 2021.
You have until that date to send in required forms and checks to UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. Upon recertifying by the end of February in 2021, your next recertification date will be August 30th, 2022.
Please note: This deadline extension does not automatically recertify you; however is does extend the dates you are considered certified until February 28th, 2021. It is the responsibility of each Certified Peer Specialist to send in required forms and payment by February 28th, 2021 in order to recertify.
If you need official documentation of this “Update to the Update,” please click the link below: