Wisconsin Mental Health Peer Specialist Certification


Take your Peer Specialist Certification exam electronically at several sites around the state through UWM’s School of Continuing Education.

Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are important members of mental health recovery teams for service recipients. They engage and encourage recipients by promoting wellness, independent living and self-direction. Focusing on recovery, specialists work to serve recipients and to enhance their skills to meet chosen goals.

Wisconsin CPS work with the service recipient as recovery models because they self-identify as having mental illness and/or substance use disorder and have made substantial progress in their recovery. Peer Specialists are considered to be crucial to our nation’s mental health and substance use disorder transformation and are currently employed in independent living centers, hospitals, clinics and many other mental health and/or substance use disorder services and support areas. By becoming a Wisconsin CPS you will be “igniting recovery” for service recipients.

Peer Specialist Trainings

Certification assessments/exams are scheduled for the following dates:

May 23, 2018 at 8:30am, 11:30am or 2:30pm
(Application deadline must be post marked by May 2, 2018)

Sept 26, 2018 at 8:30am, 11:30am or 2:30pm
(Application deadline must be post marked by Sept 5, 2018)

An email will be sent out one week prior to the exam date to inform applicants of exam time they have been assigned.