Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Applications are being accepted from August 24, 2015 until September 17, 2015.
Please review description of training provided below:
A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a paid staff person who is willing to self-identify as a person with a serious behavioral health disorder (mental illness or mental illness with a substance use disorder) with lived experiences. To be certified, the person must have received specific training in the role, functions and skills of the Certified Peer Specialist position.
The purpose of this position is to aid, teach and support others in their recovery process. This relationship between peers is characterized by mutual trust and respect, sharing of experiences, learning about the recovery process, supporting the peer in multiple settings, achieving goals and moving toward a more meaningful life.
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification Program is a free 10‐day training. All those who complete the training and meet the state’s CPS criteria will receive a CPS certificate qualifying them for CPS positions.
If you are interested in being trained to be a Certified Peer Specialist, please complete this form and return it via mail to DBHIDS use the contact information provided there.