September 2022: 4 Week Virtual Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training
Due to the current public health crisis, this specific training is being offered through virtual learning. You must have computer/smartphone and internet access to complete this course. This is a 4-week course which will begin on Tuesday September 6, , and will end Tuesday, October, 4 2022.
Weekly assignments will be provided every Monday and must be completed and submitted to the facilitator by the following Tuesday in order to remain in the course. Those who have not completed all assignments for the week by Tuesday, will not be allowed to continue in the course and will be required to start from the beginning in the next available session. Students can expect to dedicate 10 - 16 hours per week to completing assignments.
There will be required attendance on all “live” sessions through Zoom on the dates below. Live sessions are typically 2-2.5 hours and end around 12:30 pm.
Tuesday, September 6
Thursday, September 8
Monday, September 12
Thursday, September 15
Monday, September 19
Thursday, September 22
Monday, September 26
Thursday, September 29
Zoom conferencing can be accessed through a smartphone, computer, tablet or by phone (dial in). Participants will have the best experience completing assignments through a tablet or computer. Using smartphones to complete assignments is strongly discouraged.
You must participate in the live sessions and complete all assignments to receive your Certificate for 50 Training hours.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with all of the training hours needed to apply for the Peer Recovery Specialist Certification in Delaware.
Seating for this training is not guaranteed. There is an application process. Minimum requirements are as follows:
• Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
• Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED
• Applicant must have direct personal experience living with mental illness and/or addiction in recovery. (For our purposes, supporting or living with someone with mental illness or substance use disorder does not qualify)
• Applicant must be willing to self-disclose lived experience for the purpose of education, role modeling, and providing hope to others about the reality of recovery.
• Applicant must have at least 3 months experience working or volunteering under supervision in a peer role.