Participants will be contacted prior to the Zoom training.
Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter (PRS) Training
March 1 -5 and March 8 – 12 (The training is Monday-Friday for 2 consecutive weeks – see times below)
Morning session: 9:00am – 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon session: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Who should attend: Any person in recovery wishing to become a certified Peer Supporter.
About this training: Peer Services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer Services are provided by individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge. Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery. They encourage, inspire and empower others to set recovery goals and achieve them.
Ohio’s Peer Supporter training includes a 40 hour in-person integrated peer training, 16 hours of E-Based Academy Courses, and a test. To submit an application click here: PRS Training Application This application must be received by February 1, 2021 in order to attend the training.
Individuals attending the training are encouraged to complete the E-Based Academy Courses prior to the 40 hour training; however, this is not a requirement. For a list FAQs and disqualifying offenses including a Checklist for references and a link to E-Based Academy Courses use the following link. Please click for FAQs.
Location: Virtual training. Participants will be contacted prior to the Zoom training. Applications must be received and approved before the training.
Cost: This is a free training.
Education credits: Certified Ohio Peer Supporter (once all steps have been completed)