Academy of Peer Services
Calendar of Operation

Calendar Year 2022

Term 1 Open 1/7/22 Close 4/1/22

Term 2 Open 5/2/22 Close 7/22/22

Term 3 Open 8/29/22 Close 11/18/22

(Special Winter Session: 12/5/22 – 1/13/23)
All core and elective courses will be open.

Term 1 Open 1/30/23 Close 4/21/23

Term 2 Open 5/22/23 Close 8/18/23

Term 3 Open 9/12/23 Close 12/1/23

Virtual Learning Community
Website Pages

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Learn about our Academy of Peer Services team and Advisory Council,
and find links to our website, literature, and user support email address.

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Here you’ll find links to our blog and newsletter.

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Check out our exciting new interactive events calendar!

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This page contains links to upcoming and previous webinars.

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Job Bank

Our Job Bank has pages for job seekers, employers who want to submit a job
for posting, job fair information, frequent employers, and a record of past jobs.

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Here you’ll find pages with information about phone support,
support groups, and support for supporters.

Main APS Site

Learn about the Academy of Peer Services.

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Our resources page links to a range of information on peer certification,
peer-related organizations, anti-racism, wellness, supervision, and more!


The Virtual Learning Community is a project of the Academy of Peer Services and offers a clearinghouse for the peer support workforce in New York State (and beyond) to connect, communicate, and collaborate!

Click topics in the header menu or the photographs of pages shown above to explore this site.

Visit the main Academy of Peer Services home page  to access our online courses.
If you have questions or need support for Academy of Peer Services courses, send email to our User Support Specialist at academyofpeerservicesnyomh@gmail.com

The Academy of Peer Services is separate from, but collaborates with, the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board to ensure competency-based training for the development of the peer support workforce in New York State.

For questions related to certification please contact the Certification Board directly.

Contact Us

Let’s get in touch!

If you have questions about the Academy of Peer Services or the Virtual Learning Community website, just send us an email:


About the Academy of Peer Services (APS) and the Virtual Learning Community (VLC)

APS is a joint venture of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) with funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The Virtual Learning Community is intended to bridge the gap between the online courses in the Academy of Peer Services and what is happening in the real world of peer supports and services in the multitude of settings where peers are practicing their support skills.

We welcome anyone whether you are just exploring peer support as a career or have been offering peer support for most of your life. This site is also for employers (we post job openings and have access to qualified peers to fill those positions) and supervisors who are seeking to learn more about how to best provide supervision to this evolving workforce.

We are updating the information on this site daily.
Visit the News page to see back issues of our newsletter.

Click here to join the Virtual Learning Community free email list.

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