Certified Peer Recovery Information Session
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
Peer support specialists are mental health workers who have had experience with a psychiatric disorder—such as PTSD, depression, or addiction—and have been trained to counsel or assist others with that condition. Familiar with the disorder themselves, these specialists act as role models or mentors for clients facing similar difficulties. This course prepares participants to work in a variety of settings including, treatment centers, hospitals, recovery centers, faith-based organizations, and other community settings.
Areas of Study:
This NEW 48-hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist training course utilizing the CCAR curriculum will give you the foundational knowledge to start providing peer recovery support and is the first step towards obtaining state certification and the title of Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. The training covers the core competencies of peer recovery support specialists in four domains, including advocacy, mentoring and education, recovery and wellness support, and ethical responsibility.
A required 500 hours of clinical training is also included in the training and will take place while completing your classroom instruction.
Please note: additional fees will be required when applying for state licensing credentials.
Students who successfully complete this course will fulfill the curriculum requirements for the New Jersey state certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
Prerequisites to register for the program
- High School diploma or GED
- Minimum 21 years of age
- Minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
Prerequisites once registered
- Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2-step PPD, hepatitis B Series, and Flu vaccine waiver
- Copy of clear criminal background check and drug screening
Classes are In-Person at the Lincroft Campus
Monday & Tuesday
February 27 – April 18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee and Code: $850, XMEDG 255, textbooks included
Please call 732-224-2315 to register. When prompted, press option 1 to speak to one of our CPS associates. No online registration available.
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