Free Certified Peer Specialist Training in Scranton PA! (Hybrid Format)

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Through the ARC P.O.W.E.R. Grant awarded to the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition, this training is being offered free of charge. 

Join experienced Copeland Center trainers for PA Certified Peer Specialist Training. This training prepares participants to sit for the PA Certification Board Exam and to enter the workforce as a certified peer support specialist.

This course utilizes an experiential learning methods that incorporates hands on practice, sharing, and reflecting. This approach effectively brings the philosophy and research of peer support into practical methods that can be used for a successful career. We learn about practices and applications for future roles and relationships as we practice those skills in an environment that honors the relationship, values, and ethics of Peer Support. 

Time and Dates

July 17-19:  In-Person 9:00am - 5:00pm

July 22-26: Online 10:00am - 2:00pm ET

July 29-31: In-Person 9:00am - 5:00pm

*In addition, there will be 10 hours of independent study work to complete on the Canvas platform.


Scranton, PA (Exact location will be provided when a participant is accepted into the course)

Technology Requirements:

  • Computer
  • Video Camera for Zoom sessions
  • Computer microphone or phone (to call into the Zoom session).

*This course cannot be completed using a phone. Cameras must be on during all Zoom sessions.