Training Network

This is a list of organizations that offer instructor-led training (live or virtual) to help you to prepare for the New York State Certified Peer Specialist (NYCPS-P) provisional certification. This list will continue to grow as new organizations that are offering instructor-led courses, based on the Academy of Peer Services, are identified.

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Association for Mental Health and Wellness (AMHW)

Peer Workforce Readiness Basics and Peer Specialist Training
Careers in Recovery and Wellness Training Center
8-week training offered live online through Zoom
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Hands Across Long Island (HALI)

APS Learning Collaborative
Learn More | HALI Internship

Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center / Community Access

HTH Peer Training Bootcamp
12 Week Training Schedule
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Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA)

View their latest video and year-end report
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LaGuardia Community College

Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program
Cohort 2 begins in June
Apply Now! 

Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)

Empowerment Exchange and RISE Center
Peer Specialist training

We offer an eight-week, state of the art, Peer Specialist training for people who are interested in earning their NYS Peer Specialist certification.
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MHA Rochester

Peer Academy

One month sessions (every other month), Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Goals: Professional Development, Work Readiness and Individual Wellness
Orientation and start of next session, March 7
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MHA Westchester

Peer Specialist Training

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Program Brochure
Preparation to take the NYS Peer Exams
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New York City Health+Hospitals 

NYC H+H Peer Academy

Free training toward NYCPS and CRPA
Program Brochure | Application
Part-time online training and support
Full-time in-person training and internship
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