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 2 requires serving your peers and getting professional references. Please complete and submit either the online or printable form.
Serving Your Peers
You must provide peer recovery services for at least 75 hours - properly supervised by an approved supervisor - either through work or volunteer hours. This means leading peer support groups, teaching recovery education classes (like the Wellness Recovery Action Plan WRAP®), or conducting one-on-one sessions with peers.
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.
You need to ask three professionals 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.
After our office has reviewed your application, we will notify you within a week.