Missouri Peer Specialist

Training Dates and Locations


The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) initiative is a significant part of the behavioral health transformation efforts taking place in Missouri. This Website is “home” to registration for training events, information on training content, the online exam and other information regarding Peer Specialists in Missouri.

Training Calendar

The schedule of training events and locations is listed below:

  • April 23-27 – Jefferson City
  • May 14-18 – Kansas City
  • June 11 – 15 – Springfield
  • June 25-29 – Cape Girardeau
  • July 9-13 – St. Louis
  • August 6-10 – Kirksville
  • September 17-21 – Kansas City
  • September 24 – 28 – Joplin
  • October 15-19 – Sikeston
  • October 22-26 – Springfield
  • November 5-9 – Jefferson City

CPS Application

Successful completion of the Certified Peer Specialist Exam is a required part of the Certification process. Persons who have completed the Basic Training event and successfully taken the exam are ready to complete the CPS Application.

Support systems are so important for mental health recovery.
Having the support of a peer with personal experience and understanding can make all the difference in the world.

Credit to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation with the help of the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Training Expectations

Helpful Tools

Information regarding the purpose and content of the training and expectations for the role of the peer specialist.

Toolkit For Providers

Helpful Resources

Helpful Documents

The Pillars of Peer Support Services are recognized as valuable tools to support recovery. Each Summit generated a report  available for viewing on this website.

Info for Providers

Various articles assisting Recovery Providers are available in this section of the website. Items include first person accounts and various handouts.

Links & Resources

Links to other Peer Specialist resources. Convenient access to information regarding national, state and organization based activities related to peer support.