Step 1 – Application Information – Wisconsin Certified Parent Peer Specialist Certification

Requirements of Certification:

Please read the requirements of certification as stated in this application: Wisconsin Certified Parent Peer Specialist Scope of Practice, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.

Exam Process Information:

Three (3) hours are allowed for taking the exam.
PLEASE NOTE: For online/remote exams, you will take this exam on your personal computer. For in-person exams, you will take the exam on computer provided by the testing location. If you do not show up to take the exam at the time and date for which you are registered, an additional $25 rescheduling fee will be added.

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Exams are currently online and remote.

The passing score is 85% or higher. You will receive a letter containing your official test score within 30 days of the exam. Upon successful completion of the required components, a certification document will be issued to you by the state of Wisconsin within 2 weeks of the issuance of your results letter.


Wisconsin Certified Parent Peer Specialist certification is valid for approximately two years. It is the sole responsibility of the Certified Parent Peer Specialist to be aware of their recertification dates and complete this requirement. The recertification date will be listed on your certificate issued by WI Department of Health Services. Click here to read the most up-to-date information and processes related to recertification. In this two-year period, 20 total hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) must be obtained to qualify for recertification. The required areas of education are:

  1. Cultural Humility
  2. Ethics and Boundaries
  3. Parent Peer Specialist-specific
  4. Child/Adolescent Development or Parenting

You must have a minimum of three hours in each of the above areas.
Certified Parent Peer Specialists may choose any other continuing education courses they wish related to the Certified Parent Peer Specialist field and must have a minimum of 20 hours total of continuing education based on the Wisconsin Parent Peer Specialist Core Competencies. Each individual Certified Parent Peer Specialist is solely responsible for maintaining his/her Continuing Education Hours (CEH) and related documentation, as well as applying for recertification by the deadline.

The recertification renewal fee is $55 every two years.

This certification is not transferable.

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