To receive certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist, peers must complete a week-long training which covers a variety of topics related to being a peer support specialist. To receive certification as a Community Health Worker, individuals must complete a three day training which covers a variety of topics related to working as a Community Health Worker.
To maintain certification, Certified Recovery Specialists must obtain 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU) by May 31st of each year. CEUs can be obtained by attending trainings, conferences, workshops, webinars, and by self-studying.
Working as a peer support specialist can be a tiring and emotionally taxing job. Check out the resources and supports available here to help you maintain recovery and support others as they continue their own journey to recovery.
If you are an individual seeking training, please see this page.
Requests should be made 45-60 days prior to the training start date
Organizations requesting training must have a list of applicants submitted (see form download below) to MHANI within 2 weeks of submitting a training request
They must ensure all applications and references will be turned in at least 30 days prior to the training start date
12 months active recovery, 18 years of age, High School Diploma or equivalency, IN resident (or working in IN)
10 minimum, 20 maximum
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