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Certified Peer Specialist Application Opens Jan. 6

December 1, 2019

Applications for the March 2020 period closed as of Jan. 24. Bookmark this page for our next sessions.

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

Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 24, the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services will accept applications for the Certified Peer Specialist Training Program.

Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: This application period is for the March 2020 CPS Training that will take place March  9-13 and 23-26. Interviews for this program will take place Feb. 3-18. Selected applications will participate in the 10-day training session in March.

All attachments must be submitted with a complete application. We will not accept incomplete or late application! 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 healthymindsphilly.com for Story-Telling training sessions open to the public.

Paperwork that is required is as follows:

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., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email: DBHIDS.PeerCulture@phila.gov

For questions, please send an email to DBHIDS.PeerCulture@phila.gov.


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