Peer specialists help others find hope and healing. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services certifies 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: A parent 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.
- Status Report on Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Parent Peer Specialist Expansion, P-02330 (PDF)
- Training and exam schedule
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- Code of Ethics, P-01081 (PDF)
- Core Competencies, P-01081A (PDF)
- Continuing Education Requirements, P-01081B (PDF)
- Scope of Practice, P-01081C (PDF)
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.