This website is the most up-to-date source of scheduled CPS and CPPS trainings in Wisconsin. If there is no training listed on this page that serves your county or tribe, that indicates there are no training events currently planned for your county or tribe.

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Scheduled Trainings

All trainings’ application periods open at 12pm (noon) on the day applications open, unless noted otherwise.

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Trainings:

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This online CPS training scheduled between July 11th-August 4th, 2022 opens applications on May 2nd, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications will be accepted from residents of  Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties.

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This online CPS training scheduled between July 12th-30th, 2022 opens applications on May 3rd, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications will be accepted from residents of Ashland, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Crawford, Douglas, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Price, Richland, Sauk, Sawyer, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Washburn counties. 

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This online CPS training scheduled between July 6th-August 15th, 2022 opens applications on May 4th, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications will be accepted from residents of Adams, Florence, Forest, Jefferson, Kenosha, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Racine, Rock, Taylor, Vilas, Walworth, and Wood counties. 

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This online CPS training scheduled between July 14th-August 25th, 2022 opens applications on May 5th, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications are being accepted from residents of all Wisconsin counties and specific to those who have lived experience in Crisis Systems.

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This in-person CPS training scheduled between July 22nd-31st, 2022 opens applications on May 13th, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications will be accepted from Red Cliff Band, Bad River Band, and Lac Courte Oreilles Band tribal members and residents of Ashland, Bayfield, and Sawyer counties (Red Cliff, Bad River, and Lac Courte Oreilles Band tribal members have first selection preference for this privately-funded training).

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This online CPS training scheduled between August 8th-25th, 2022 opens applications on May 31st, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Applications will be accepted from residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

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Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) Trainings:

CPPS trainings are largely on hold pending the upcoming revision of the CPPS curriculum. There may still be one scheduled this summer. Once the curriculum and exam are fully revised later in 2022, trainings will be scheduled likely in November 2022.

 

Which Trainings Can I Apply For?

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) and Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) trainings are usually designed to serve specific regions of the state made up of various counties. Some trainings may even be specific to a single county or tribe. The listings for trainings on this website will specify to which county and/or tribe you must belong in order to apply. Some other trainings may be “community-specific” trainings. How trainings determine who is eligible to apply is based on a combination of factors such as funding specifications for that training (especially so for privately-funded trainings), data-driven decisions based on geographical or community-specific need, ensuring adequate and equitable access to trainings, and more.

If you see an upcoming training listed that serves your county or tribe, take note of the date and time applications open. The application for that training will be available on that same event listing at that date and time.

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Attending the Training and Beyond:

It is important that you attend the full training if selected. Though full attendance is necessary to pass the training, it is not a guarantee of receiving the training certificate needed to then apply for taking the CPS or CPPS exam. Passing the training will require adequate attendance, full participation, and demonstrating a basic understanding of the materials presented and skills needed in a Certified Peer Specialist or Certified Parent Peer Specialist.

Once you have passed the training and received the training certificate of completion, you may apply to take the statewide exam for the certification specific to your training.

There is currently no registration cost associated with trainings for selected participants.

There is a registration cost of $50 paid to the order of UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education when applying for the certification exam or recertification. Currently, this is the only cost associated with either the CPS role or the CPPS role.

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Accommodations:

If you require a reasonable accommodation for a CPS/CPPS trraining you are attending due to a disability, please see our Reasonable Accommodations Request Application (click here).

We ask that reasonable accommodations requests for CPS/CPPS trainings be submitted no later than 1 week prior to the training start-date.

 

 

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