Peer Support Specialist 101 – Online Course
Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving deliver peer support services. By sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community. The services often provided by peers are multi-faceted and include, but are not limited to: individual advocacy, education, development of natural supports, support of work or other meaningful activity of the individual’s choosing, crisis management support, and specific skills training. This 40-hour self-paced course is designed provide a foundation for providing peer support services.
completion of this course does not mean you are certified as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS). This course is designed to meet the peer recovery educational requirements of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC
) . It is recommended you view your own state credentialing laws and/or view the IC&RC
for more information on the peer recovery credential.