Yes, training provided by MHA in DE. Certification application and Exam through the DE Certification Board, using the IC&RC National Exam
High School Diploma or GED
– Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
– Applicant must have direct personal experience living with mental illness and/or addiction and recovery.
– Applicant must be willing to self-disclose lived experience for the purpose of education, role modeling, and providing hope to others about the reality of recovery.
– Applicant must have worked or volunteered as a Peer worker in the field of behavioral health, at an approved agency for at least 3 months.
–Applicant must be currently working or volunteering as a Peer worker in the field of behavioral health, at an approved agency
– Successful completion of MHA in DE's Peer Recovery Specialist Certification Training (46 - 50 hours)
Applicant must complete Delaware Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training. (Applicant must have at least 3 months experience and be currently working or volunteering under supervision in a peer role, at a state approved agency to qualify for training.)
-Applicant must submit completed application and $100 fee to DE Certification Board
Application requirements include but are not limited to:
*Currently working or volunteering as a peer worker at an approved agency
*1000 of supervised work at an approved agency
*Documentation of the above work
*Essay about lived experience
*Disclosure of felonies
*Live or work in Delaware
*Proof of High School Diploma or GED
– Once the application is approved by the Delaware Certification Board, applicant must pass the IC&RC Certifation Exam. ($100 first attempt $50 each additional attempt)
– Once applicant passes the exam, they must recertify with proof of 20 hours of continuing education every two years.
No, however 20 hours of continuing education is required with recertification each year
Yes, the Delaware Certification Board
DCB is a private, non-profit corporation that establishes, safeguards, and monitors certification standards for professionals in the substance use and other behavioral health fields. It advocates for quality, comprehensive substance use and other behavioral health services in Delaware and on an international level.
Mental Health Association in Delaware - Peer Service training system https://mha-in-de.corsizio.com/
Mental Health Association in Delaware (online trainings available through Corsizio.com)
20 hours every two years for recertification
-Complete Peer Supervision Training through MHA in DE
-Currently be a non-peer supervisor of peer workers
-Complete the application through the DE Certification Board
Application Requirements Include but are not limited to:
*two (2) years of full-time employment or 4000 hours of part-time employment in the
behavioral health field of which one (1) year of full-time employment or 2000 hours must be as a
supervisor in the behavioral health field.
*Bachelor's Degree or more
*Current Job Description
Only through the PROMISE program.
Individuals receiving benefits under the PROMISE 1115 Waiver (through Medicaid) qualify to receive this service.
-Providers under DSAMH contracts are reuqired to have peer services avialable as part of regular services
MHA in DE Peer Services contact:
Natalie Klaus-Rogers – Director, Peer Training & Outreach Services
MHA Annual Learning Collaborative
Awards are given out at annual Learning Collaborative
Some trainings offered online.