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September 2017 Certified Peer Specialist Training Application Period Is Open

Do you know someone who has a lived mental health experience who would be an excellent candidate for the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) profession?

CPS applications will be accepted from July 10–July 28, 2017. All applications and required documentation must be completed by applicant and received by mail, email (, or in person at 1101 Market St, Seventh Floor.

All attachments must be submitted with a complete application. Please do not submit supporting documents separately or at a later date. Incomplete applications will not be processed! Applications should be submitted by the individual who wishes to apply. Please do not complete applications on someone else’s behalf.

In addition, all applicants must attend a Story-Telling training in order to apply for the CPS training. Applicants should refer to the for Story-Telling trainings open to the public.

To learn more about the CPS position and its requirements, please take a look at the following information:

Please be mindful that this is a competitive opportunity for a no cost professional training for residents of Philadelphia. Only 20 applicants will be selected. A completed application does not guarantee interview selection. An interview selection does not guarantee training selection!

If you are interested in being trained to be a Certified Peer Specialist, please submit this form along with all required attachments in person, mail, or email to:

Certified Peer Specialist Applications
1101 Market St, Seventh Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For questions, please send an email to


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