To become a certified Peer Specialist, you will need to attend training, complete supervised fieldwork, and pass an exam.
STEP 1: Attend Core training
Once accepted into the program, you will be a Peer in Training (PIT). You will complete the Core training, a 30-hour course.
Then you can request to be paired with a Peer Recovery Peer Supervisor (PRPS) and begin peer supervision in Step 3.
STEP 2: Complete Peer-in-Training requirements
Complete an additional 16 education hours.
Complete 500 experience hours (including 100 hours of domain-specific experience made up of 25 hours of advocacy experience, 25 hours of ethical responsibility experience, 25 hours of mentoring/ education experience, and 25 hours of recovery/wellness experience).
Complete25 hours of domain-specific peer supervision (individual/group).
STEP 3: Pass the Peer Recovery Specialist credentialing exam