Training Events

Current Certified Peer Specialist Employment Training events:

To apply and be considered for a Certified Peer Specialist training please read and follow the application Guidelines listed below our training events.  Submitting an application does not guarantee your acceptance into a training for more information on our application procedures please read the information directly before the application under the training application tab.

Certified Peer Specialist Training Schedule 2020

Please note—All training events are limited to 20 trainees. All potential trainees must fully complete the online application and send necessary attachments/follow application process requirements (Directly below training event schedule), to be considered for a potential spot in the training events. To increase the potential of applicant getting into his/her preferred training location and/or event, applicant should identify his/her choice on the online application.

More specific information for each training event, such as building location and facilitator  will be posted closer to its date. Each training event is two weeks (Monday through Friday only), 40 hours per week, and typically follows an 8:00-4:30 schedule. Individual training facilitators may adjust start/end time prior/during training event.


  • January 27th, 2020 to February 7th, 2020 in St. Cloud.
  • March 16th, 2020 to March 27th, 2020 in St. Paul.
  • May 11th, 2020 to May 22nd, 2020 in Brainerd.
  • all these classes are serving individuals on a waiting list first. Please do not hesitate to apply however so we can plan trainings in 2020.


To find our application process and the application please select training application from above menu.

Continuing Education Events:  (Certified Peer Specialists need to maintain 15 CEU’s per year to stay current with certification) To find these opportunities go to the Educational Resources section. 

If you know of upcoming CEU trainings for Certified Peer Specialists in Minnesota please email them to thank you.