A high school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency is required.
Individuals with lived experience in recovery from substance use, mental health, or co-occurring challenges.
Must be in recovery for at least two years prior to certification. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.
None for training community training track. If applicant chooses University Training track they must meet University of Nevada, Reno's admission requirements
Completion of 46 hours of Nevada Certification Board approved training (foundational peer recovery and support specialist training), specific to the Peer Recovery and Support domains: 10 hours of Advocacy; 10 hours of Mentoring/Education; 10 hours of Recovery/Wellness Support; and 16 hours of Ethical Responsibility.
*Alternative Training: University training track - University of Nevada, Reno's 12-credit Peer Support Specialist Training (applicants must be enrolled at the University)
500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience specific to the domains of: Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, Recovery/Wellness Support, Ethical Responsibility. (If individual is completing the University training track they only need to complete 200 hours of field experience)
Must complete 25 hours of supervision specific to the 4 domains. Supervision must be provided by an organization's documented and qualified supervisory staff per job description. The NCB PR Certification Board must approve all supervisors. (*Same amount of supervised hours required of University training track)
Applicant must agree to adhere to the Nevada Certification Board's peer recovery specific code of ethics.
Nevada Certification Board
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14220
Reno, NV 89507
Foundations for Recovery: https://forrecovery.org/recovery-support-services/peer-support/
Foundation for Recovery
Northern Peer Recovery Community Center:
621 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Southern Peer Recovery Community Center:
4800 Alpine Place, Suite 12
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) - Part of University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia St.
Orvis Building Rm. 225
Reno, NV 89509
20 hours of continuing education must be earned every two years, including 6 hours in ethics
There are Veteran Peer Support Specialist but this is not related to the state's PRSS certification
PRSS: Peer Recovery and Support Specialist
Medicaid - Chapter 400 (specifically 403.6F)
Nevada Peer Leadership Advisory Council (NPLAC)
Jeanyne Ward: email@example.com
For more information about training (from Foundations for Recovery) contact Sean O'Donnell