Wisconsin Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification Exams

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 completion date.

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

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

  • September 25, 2024 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by August 28th, 2024)
  • November 13, 2024 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by October 16th, 2024)
  • January 15, 2025 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by December 11th, 2024)
  • March 19, 2025 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by February 19th, 2025)
  • May 7, 2025 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by April 9th, 2025)
  • September 24, 2025 – (Application deadline: Payment, application, and an uploaded or mailed training Certificate of Completion must be submitted or postmarked by August 27th, 2025)
Register for CPS Exam Here

(this button will redirect you to the exam application through UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education)

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):

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

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