certified recovery specialist

Certified Recovery Specialist Training

certified recovery specialist

What is a Certified Recovery Specialist?

A Certified Recovery Specialist is a peer who utilizes their lived experience to provide peer support. Peers must complete a week-long training which covers a variety of topics related to being a peer support specialist.

Listed below are upcoming training dates to obtain a Certified Recovery Specialist certification.


Dates:  March 5-9, 2018

Time:  8:30am – 4:30pm

Location:  Fort Wayne, IN (The Summit Learning Center:  1027 West Rudisill Boulevard)


Dates:  April 23-27, 2018

Time:  8:30am – 4:30pm

Location:  Indianapolis, IN (Mental Health America Indiana:  1431 North Delaware Street)

There is a training fee and a testing/certification fee associated with these trainings. 


The fees are as follows:
Training ONLY Fee:  $250.00

Training AND Testing/Certification Fees:  $335.00


These training spots for the Certified Recovery Specialist certification are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. As soon as you pay the fees and submit a complete application, your spot in the class is reserved. You can either mail a check to our office at 1025 West Rudisill Boulevard Box 8 Fort Wayne, IN 46807, OR you can pay instantly via PayPal on our website at www.peernetworkindiana.orgPlease note that there is a service charge added if paying online.


Please note:  If interested in becoming certified, you will need to submit the certification application AND two reference forms 7 days prior to the course beginning, along with your “Training AND Testing/Certification Fees”. If NOT interested in becoming certified, you only need to complete the certification application (so that we have your information) and submit the “Training Only” fee listed above. All forms can be found on the website www.peernetworkindiana.org.


If these training offerings are not convenient, please check the certification provider’s website regularly at www.peernetworkindiana.org – training schedules are updated often. Training events are hosted year round and across the state on an ongoing basis.


For questions regarding becoming a Certified Recovery Specialist , please contact Kelby Johnston at kjohnston@mhaac.com.

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