(Note: an employment history is not necessary for consideration.)
Please provide a name, phone number and e-mail address of someone who will be able to serve in the capacity of a test monitor while you take the required online exam after you complete the training. A proctor does not have to be a technical expert, nor do you have to hold a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification to be a proctor. However, the Missouri Credentialing Board does require that a proctor have a “professional” working relationship with the applicant: Supervisor, sponsor, minister, etc.
CPS Participant Training Contract
I understand that the CPS training is a professional training and that I will be held to professional training standards that have been set by the Missouri Credentialing Board. I further understand that if I do not adhere to the standards listed below I may be asked to leave the training by the instructor and no refund will be issued.
Expectations for the Training
- You must attend all training sessions. If an emergency arises you are allowed to miss up to three hours total. If you miss more than 3 hours, you are not eligible to receive a certificate of completion nor take the exam. (This includes reporting late, extra time out for breaks/lunches etc. Time away from the training is designed for emergency situations only and must have been approved by the trainers—this does not give you the ability to leave early from the training if you attended all week).
- Actively engage in training sessions. Be alert and attentive to presenters and activities. Don’t be disruptive. Wait until after training sessions to have all non-training-related conversations. (If you are sleeping—you are not participating).
- Be respectful and courteous in all presentations.
- Turn off cell phones during presentations. Do not use telephones or text messaging during training sessions. (You will be able to check cell phones, emails, etc. during you hourly breaks or during lunch).
- Turn off any personal music players, electronic organizers, and other electronic devices during presentations.
- Personal Hygiene—During this training you are expected to always present yourself in a professional manner. It’s a large part of appropriate business conduct. The training rooms are often small and therefore be aware of others around you. Examples would include: daily baths or showers, using deodorant, hair-washing and avoiding offensive personal habits such as spitting and passing gas. Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers has gained importance as a protection against the spread of illnesses. (If you do wear perfume, please insure that it is to a minimum as some attendees may have allegories to certain fragrances).
- If the trainer believes your are under the influence of any substance you will be removed immediately from the training.
- If you are removed from the training for any reason, your proctor will be notified by the Missouri Credentialing Board.
- It is at the discretion of the trainers as to whether a attendee will be removed from the training and no refund will be issued by the Missouri Credentialing Board.
I understand the training fee is nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another training date or location.
I acknowledge I have read and understand MCB’s Policy and Procedures regarding obtaining an exception from either the Department of Mental Health or the Missouri Credentialing Board. If I am denied an exception from either agency, I am not entitled to a refund, as the $75.00 fee was for the training and not the Certified Peer Specialist application. I understand the training fee is nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another training date or location.