There are many free trainings offered throughout Tennessee that can support you in providing peer support to others, whether you are certified as a peer specialist or not. If you have completed certification, then you have made a commitment to lifelong learning. When it comes to helping others, we need to make sure we know the latest and greatest practices. We can always learn more about someone else’s culture or a new way to make someone feel heard.

After completing your initial certification training, you will need to obtain continuing education hours each year. We hope that you will see this as an opportunity to grow in your personal and professional career.

Here are some ways for you to find and obtain those hours.

Click here for a Training Guide created by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services specifically for CPRS’s and other peers.

Click here for the System of Care Across Tennessee Training and Technical Assistance Center. This center regularly offers trainings that cater to the areas of interest for a peer support specialist. If you don’t see a scheduled training on a particular topic, you can request one for you or your organization.