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 2018

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 even 

  • January 7-18th 2019- This training is at the Wellstone Center in the twin cities and is full at this time. 
  • March 4-15 2019 we will have a training in Duluth MN at the Duluth YMCA Community Services Branch – 302 W 1st St., Duluth, MN 55802, this training requires 14 confirmed participants.
  • April 15-26 we will have a training in Rochester MN this training requires 14 confirmed participants.


Watch for information on 2019 trainings that are still being determined.



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.