Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are important members of the mental health recovery teams for service recipients. They engage and encourage recipients by promoting wellness, independent living, and self-direction. Focusing on recovery in order to service recipients and to enhance their skills to meet their chosen goals.
Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists work with the service recipient as recovery models because they self-identify as having mental illness and have made substantial progress in their recovery. Peer Specialists are considered crucial to our Nation's mental health transformation. Currently CPS are employed in Independent Living Centers, Hospitals, Clinics and many other mental health support areas. By becoming a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist you will be "Igniting Recovery" for service recipients.
Certification Exams are scheduled for the following dates:
* March 20, 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm
(application deadline: March 6,2013)
*June 19, 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm
(application deadline: May 29,2013)
*September 11, 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm
(application deadline: August 21,2013)
Important Note: Applications received after the deadline date will be not be processed. Applications MUST be complete with check, copy of training certificate, address, email, phone number and test location request. You will be notified by email one week before the exam of your test location and test time.
A score of 85 percent is required to pass the exam and you will be notified by mail of your score.
For specific information on certification guidelines please download the 'Wisconsin Mental Health Peer Specialist Certification Application' or contact Alice Pauser, 1-800-362-9877 ext. 224, AliceP@accesstoind.org.
***Important: Please make sure that all information is legible (especially email address)