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Idaho Peer Support Specialist and Family Support Partner Certification

Welcome to the new Idaho Peer and Family Support Certification website! Becoming certified is easy as 1, 2, 3.


Apply for 6-month certification


Submit hours of supervision and work/volunteer experience


Apply for certification renewal

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Contact us: M–F 8am–6pm [email protected]

Peer support is provided by individuals who have personal lived experience with mental illness or mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorder. Certified peer support specialists offer their peers encouragement, hope, and understanding to support their recovery journey by sharing their own recovery experience.

Family support is provided by parents and care givers who have raised or are raising children who have mental health challenges. Certified family support partners support other care givers in navigating the education and children's mental health system, while sharing their experience doing so.

In the event you need to communicate with us via fax, you may do so at 208-344-7430. Please note we have an electronic application process, and you can refer to the resources above to find electronic applications and forms that can be submitted online. You may also email us at [email protected]