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Trainings and Certification

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 shawn.clark@state.or.us​ 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​