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 after completing your training
Submit hours of supervision and work/volunteer experience
Complete continuing education and apply for certification renewal
Contact us: M–F 8am–6pm [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT PROVIDE PEER OR FAMILY SUPPORT TRAINING AND YOU CAN VISIT THE TRAINING LINK ABOVE TO LEARN ABOUT TRAINING IN YOUR AREA. WE ADMINISTER THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THEIR TRAINING. PLEASE VISIT THE CERTIFICATION GUIDE LINKED ABOVE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS.
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]