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 three approved training vendors in Pennsylvania: the Institute for Recovery, RI Consulting, and the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.

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