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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. 

2020 Virtual Training Calendar

Thank you for your interest in taking the Certified Peer Support Training.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Credentialing Board will be indefinitely suspending the “live” trainings.  We are offering this training in a online format.

  • November 30 – December 4, 2020
  • December 7 – 11, 2020

*These trainings are a combination of Zoom meetings and watching videos. You must have technology available to be on Zoom with the camera feature so you can be seen and interact with the trainers and other participants.

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.