04.10 Peer Support Specialist Registration
Thank you for your interest in becoming certified as a Peer Support Specialist! This certification is available to anyone in recovery from substance use or mental illness. The process to become a Peer Support Specialist is as follows:
- Attend 5 days of in-person classes from 9am-4pm, April 10th-14th
- Location is the ground floor conference room of the Teal Street Center (8711 Teal Street Juneau, AK)
- 12 hours of self-directed videos or watch as a group
- Submit an application to the State after completion of the course. We will pay for the application fee and help you with your application
To be eligible for certification, an applicant must self-attest to lived experience with recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder. Is this statement true for you?
The State of Alaska offers an option for Indigenous People to receive certification as a Traditional Peer Support Specialist. This certification supports the use of traditional methods of healing and knowing in the individual's work. The training is for people pursuing either Indigenous or standard credentials.