There is no specific credential, however the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) has "established training requirements and credentialing standards" for every peer recovery training program.
No, both are included in Peer-and-Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) credentials.
Not all training organizations make this info readily available. However, available information suggests the minimum is a GED or High School Diploma.
Requirements vary from program to program. Some training organizations require Intake to their program, enrollment in AHCCCS, etc.
Meet the requirements to function as a behavioral health paraprofessional, behavioral health technician, or behavioral health professional.
Min is for behavioral health paraprofessional:
-Minimum of 6 months of Behavioral Health experience required
-High School Diploma/ GED
-Level 1 Fingerprint Card
-CPR/ First Aid
AHCCCS has minimum curriculum standards that Peer Support Employment Training Program (PSETP) providers must comply with.
Individual, AHCCCS ACC health Plan or Regional Behavioral Health Agency. Some PSETP are also employers and may pay for employee training.
While there is no background check for the credential, a Level 1 fingerprint check is required to work in a setting reimbursed by Medicaid per the requirements to function as a behavioral health paraprofessional, behavioral health technician, or behavioral health professional.
State requires continuing education but no need for retaking certification tests once passed. The credential is "lifetime."
No but AHCCCS approves training entities.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Check each training provider for upcoming provider. No centralized source found.
This list is provided by AHCCCS.
Arizona Complete Health / 480-689-1995 / azcompletehealth.com
CHEEERS / 602-246-7607 / cheeers.org
CODAC / 520-327-4505 / codac.org
Community Bridges, Inc. / 877-931-9142 / communitybridgesaz.org
ConnectionsAZ / Phoenix 602-476-7600;Tucson 520-301-2400 / connectionsaz.org
COPA Health / 480-969-3800 / marccr.com
Coyote Task Force / 520-884-5553 / ctftucson.org
Crossroads / 602-263-5242 / thecrossroadsinc.org
Four Directions, LLC. / 480-699-2344 / 4directionsllc.com
Health Choice Arizona / 800-322-8670 / healthchoiceaz.com
Hope Lives/Vive La Esperanza / Phoenix 855-747-6522;Flagstaff 928-440-5002 / hopelivesaz.org
HOPE, Inc. / 520-770-1197 / hopearizona.org
La Frontera, EMPACT / 520-884-9920 / lafronteraaz.org
Lifewell / 602-808-2822 / lifewell.us
MIKID / 602-253-1240 / mikid.org
NAMI Southern Arizona / 520-622-5582 / namisa.org
NAZCARE / 928-442-9205 ext. 0 / nazcare.org
NCADD Phoenix / 602-264-6214 / ncadd-phx.org
Recovery Empowerment Network (REN) / 602-248-0368 / renaz.org
Resilient Health / 877-779-2470 / resilienthealthaz.org
RI International / 866-481-5361 / riinternational.com
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services / 602-265-8338 / sbhservices.org
STAR / 602-685-1296 / thestarcenters.org
Terros Health / 602-685-6000 / terroshealth.org
The Guidance Center / 928-527-1899 / tgcaz.org
Transitional Living Center (TLCR) / Casa Grande 520-423-9941;Yuma 928-261-8668 /tlcrecoverycasagrande.com; tlcrecoveryyuma.com
University of Arizona / 520-621-1642 / fcm.arizona.edu/workforce-development-program
WholeLife Community / 602-899-1033 / wholelifearizona.com
At least 2 hours per year.
None found. Peer Support Specialists are supervised by individuals qualified as Behavioral Health Technicians or Behavioral Health Professionals.
There is only the PRSS - Peer-and-Recovery Support Specialist.
Yes, complies with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)requirements for delivery of Peer Supports Services per CMS memo SMDL #07-011. Peer specialists must be employed through a qualified provider for services to be reimbursable.
Arizona funds many peer support services through an 1115 Waiver.
It varies from region to region.
AHCCCS has a list of Peer-Run Organizations. https://www.azahcccs.gov/AHCCCS/Downloads/PeerRunOrganizationsFlyer.pdf
NAMI Arizona holds an annual meeting and includes programs geared towards peers and peer support specialists.
Of the 8 different regional health plans, many hold conferences and award recognition at various times. There is no statewide award or recognition.