In February 2024 OMHSAS updated its criteria to be trained as a Certified Peer Specialist:

  • Be a self-identified individual with a mental health diagnosis and who has reached a point in your recovery pathway where you can positively support others in similar situations
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Training: you must complete and pass Certified Peer Specialist training
  • Certification: you must complete all required steps to receive your credential through the Pennsylvania Certification Board


Do you meet these qualifications? Do you think that you can provide positive encouragement, service, and skills, to assist other people in the recovery process?

If you answered “yes” to the above, you may have what it takes to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Look for upcoming Peer Support Specialist trainings in Pennsylvania.