Is there a state-endorsed certification process?:
Does the state differentiate between Mental Health Peer Support Specialists and Substance Use Peer Support Specialists?:
What are the educational requirements to apply for a peer specialist training program?:
What are the personal requirements to apply for a peer specialist training program?:
Lived experience (mental health, addiction or trauma)
What are the professional requirements needed to apply for a peer specialist training program?:
None, but experience a plus
What are the training requirements to become a Certified Peer Specialist?:
Completion of Peer Support Specialist training, one year experience and passing a test.
What is the average cost for CPS training?:
Other potential funding sources.:
SAMHSA has funded past CPS trainings.
Is a background check required? If so, is a criminal record a disqualification for certification?:
Yes. Depends on the crime committed and how long ago it was.
Where can information be found for upcoming peer support trainings?:
Training providers (vendors) and their contact information.:
Peerlink; Intersections - Youth Peer Support.
Are Certified Peer Specialists services Medicaid reimbursable?:
Is digital peer support available? Medicaid reimbursable?:
Yes; not Medicaid reimbursable
Is there a statewide Peer Specialist organization?:
Name of Statewide Peer Specialists Organization:
Peer Specialists Organization Website:
Peer Specialists Organization Primary Contact: