Wisconsin Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) Certification Exams

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 two year of your training completion date. This is longer acceptable time period for CPPS, because of fewer scheduled exams year to year.

If you have questions about your registration, payment, or exam time slot, email or call Gloria Lane at UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education:

UWM-PeerSpecialist@uwm.edu – 414-227-3352

CPPS exams are capped at 150 participants statewide per exam date. Online/remote 2022-23 upcoming CPPS exams are scheduled for:

  • February 22, 2023 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by January 25th, 2023

    Register for CPPS Exam Here
    (this button will redirect you to the exam application through UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education)

 

  • April 26, 2023 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by March 29th, 2023)
  • September 13, 2023 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by August 16th, 2023)

Accommodations:

If you require a reasonable accommodation while taking the exam due to a disability, please see our Reasonable Accommodations Request Application (click here).

Reasonable accommodations requests for CPS/CPPS exams must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the exam date.

 

Notes on In-person Exams (currently on hold due to COVID-19):

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 for in-person exams 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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