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.

Certified Peer Specialist Training Schedule 2017-2018

Please note—All training events are limited to 20 trainees. All potential trainees must fully complete the online application and send necessary attachments (Directly below training event schedule and CEU opportunities), 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

-There will be a training in St.Paul MN, location will be the Wellstone center. The training will run from Oct 9th-20th 2017.  This Training is Full

-There will be a training in St. Cloud MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from January 8th-19th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on December 22nd 2017

-There will be a training in St. Paul MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from March 5th-16th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on February 19th 2018

-There will be a training in Mankato MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from April 2nd-13th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on March 19th 2018

-There will be a training in Fergus Falls MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from May 7th-18th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on April 23rd 2018

-There will be a training in St. Paul MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from June 4th-15th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on May 21st 2018

-There will be a training in Brainerd MN, location still to be determined. The training will run from July 9th-20th 2018.  Applications for this training will close 2 weeks prior to the event on June 25th 2018

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

We will announce more opportunities for CEU’s as we gain information.   If you know of upcoming CEU trainings for Certified Peer Specialists in Minnesota please email them to jamiller@northlandcounseling.org thank you

 

 APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIREMENTS

Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

1.  Complete and submit Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative Application

(You can complete and submit an application online, through email, or USPS)

To request a paper application, contact Judy Benham at:

jbenham@northlandcounseling.org OR 218-326-5114

2.  Submit 2 letters of recommendation from anyone who knows you and your RECOVERY that is Not related to you.

 

 You may submit the letters to:

 jbenham@northlandcounseling.org

 fax: 218-999-4041 Attn: Judy Benham

OR USPS to              Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

                                               3130 SE 2nd Ave.  Grand Rapids MN, 55744

NUMBERS 1 & 2 MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 5PM OF THE DEADLINE SPECIFIED FOR A GIVEN TRAINING

(Deadlines are 2 weeks before a training)

(Special consideration for any late paperwork Must be submitted in writing and MUST BE APPROVED by Program Director Amanda Okech- aokech@northlandcounseling.org There will be no exceptions.)

3.  Complete a phone interview with Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative Team Member(s)

(Once all above steps have been completed you will be notified at that time if you have been accepted or denied for that training).