Becoming a Peer Specialist Supervisor

What is a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor?

An individual who supervises Certified Peer Specialists in a Medicaid-billable program must be either a mental health professional who has completed an approved Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor training, or an individual who has the following minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree; and
  • Two years of mental health direct care experience, which may include experience in peer support services; or
  • A high school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED); and
  • Four years of mental health direct care experience, which may include experience in peer support services.

Anyone who becomes a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor in a Medicaid-billable program must complete the Peer Specialist Supervisor training within six months of taking the position of peer support supervisor. The Supervisor training is a two-day course provided by the two approved training vendors in Pennsylvania, RI International and the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration.

To learn more about upcoming trainings visit the Upcoming Supervisor Certification Trainings page.