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Become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

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Activity Description

Tennessee’s Certified Peer Recovery Specialist program provides State certification for individuals who provide direct peer-to-peer support services to others who have mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. These Peers are people who have lived experiences of a mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder, have made the journey from illness to wellness, and who now wish to help others with their journey.

How can I do that?

  1. Complete the required training as part of Certification: Part One.
  2. Complete the Certification: Part Two portion of the application using the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Handbook.
  3. Provide at least 25 hours of direct peer to peer recovery services each year and complete 10 hours of continuing education trainings.

For all information concerning the program, please visit Tennessee's Certified Peer Recovery Specialist website.  


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