Certification: Part Two

After training, you have one year from the date of graduation to complete the CPRS Application: Part 2 process and become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.  

Part Two Application
You must provide peer recovery services for a minimum of 75 hours - properly supervised by an approved supervisor - either through work or volunteer hours. Peer recovery services can include providing one-on-one peer support, leading Support groups, and providing recovery education.

Complete the CPRS Application, Part Two. 

Online Form: Application Part 2, Certification

Download the Printable Form:  Application Part 2, Certification

Getting References
You need to have three professional/personal references to provide references for you. Some people ask their former bosses, teachers, ministers, co-workers, or anyone else who can comment on how you interact with peers. 

  • Two of the three professional/personal references may come from a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
  • Do not use your family members, therapist, or psychiatrist as a professional reference.

Online Form: CPRS Professional / Personal Reference form.
Download the Printable Form: CPRS Professional / Personal Reference form

To be certified, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, as either an employee or a volunteer, must be under supervision in accordance with the CPRS Handbook whether providing peer support services for employment or on a volunteer basis.. The amount, duration and scope of supervision of Certified Peer Recovery Specialists may range from direct oversight to periodic care consultation. Your supervisor will need to complete an Employment/Volunteer Summary about your work with peers.

Online Form: Employment/Volunteer Summary form for Supervisors 
Download the Printable Form: Employment/Volunteer Summary form for Supervisors.

After our office has reviewed your application, we will notify you within a week. 

For questions, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Handbook is a great resource! You can also contact the Peer Recovery Coordinator at 800-560-5767 or email CPRS.TDMHSAS@tn.gov.