Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Parent Peer Specialist trainings are 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 specify to which county and/or tribe you must belong in order to apply.
If you see an upcoming training listed that serves your county or tribe, you can reach out to the training contact person listed in order to acquire an application.
Trainers will review applications, may call applicants to conduct a phone interview, and will select training participants from the larger applicant pool.
If selected as a training participant, it is important that you attend the full training. 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 Certified Peer/Parent Peer Specialist exam. Passing the training will require both attendance and demonstrating a basic understanding of the materials presented and skills needed in a 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 no registration cost associated with trainings for selected participants.