Apply to become a Certified Peer Specialists

Are you interested in becoming an Alabama Certified Peer Specialist?

Qualifications include:

  • Have personally experienced a mental health condition
  • Be in recovery
  • Be open-minded and willing to share your personal experiences with mental illness publicly
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Complete and pass the Certified Peer Specialist Training sponsored by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, Office of Peer Programs

Certified Peer Specialist help their peers:

  • Develop communication, social, and problem-solving skills
  • Develop skills to combat negative self-talk
  • Develop support systems
  • Refine self-help skills

Do You Want To Become Certified?

The Alabama Certified Peer Specialist training and certification program is completed through the ADMH. It consists of a five-day training program that includes instruction, discussion, and role-play with an examination after the training. Visit the link for more information.

Note: Successful completion of the training and examination does not guarantee you a job. Peer Specialists are hired by individual providers and are subject to the provider’s application and hiring process.

Program Director:

Dalana W. Brooks, MS, CPS


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