Peer Specialists

Peer specialists help others find hope and healing. We certify two types of peer specialists. 

  • Certified peer specialist: An individual with experience in the mental health and substance use services system trained to provide support to others struggling to find a path to recovery. 
  • Certified parent peer specialist: An individual with experience raising a child with behavioral health challenges trained to utilize their experience navigating services in support of other parents.  

Certification is awarded after successful completion of an in-person training and passage of an exam. 

Training schedules

Visit the Wisconsin Peer Specialist website for information on upcoming certified peer specialist and certified parent peer specialist trainings.​


Do you have a question or concern about certified peer specialists and/or certified parent peer specialists? Email the Division of Care and Treatment Services

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Last Revised: December 2, 2019