Your journey begins here

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).

  • Complete 25 hours of domain-specific peer supervision (individual/group).

STEP 3: Pass the Peer Recovery Specialist credentialing exam