Training and Certification

Training opportunities for Peer Support Providers

If you’re looking for peer support provider training, N.A.P.S. encourages you to contact recognized, respected, and proven training organizations. While N.A.P.S. does not endorse any one peer support provider training organization, we strongly urge peer supporters or those interested in becoming peer supporters to obtain training from a reputable organization. Many of the organizations listed below also offer advanced level, refresher, and continuing education for peer support providers.​

When seeking certification, check the requirements in your state first!

The resources below are a great place to start. You may wish to read the following National Overview from the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health before getting started. The following resources will help guide your journey to certification, depending on where you live. Contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance.

State Requirements

Peer Specialist Database

Learn out how to become a peer specialist in all states including requirements and contact information.

Certification Information

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Peer Support Providers provide ancillary services, such as facilitating support groups, recovery training such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning, or helping connect people with community resources.

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