Training and Certification as a Peer Support Specialist is a two part process:
- Attend an Approved Peer Support Training Session; and
- Submit a certification application available through the Traditional Health Workers Commission
- Pass a Criminal Background Check
*Training courses are at least 40 hours in length
Peer Support Specialist Programs
Access the list of Peer Support Specialists Training Programs approved by the Oregon Health Authority - Approved Programs.
*Some approved programs have changed their name. If you have questions needing clarification, please contact Shawn Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-945-9720.
Certification and Credentialing Organizations
For Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Mentor Certification applications, visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) Traditional Health Worker website