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Peer Support
Specialist Certification

Through a partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, BPA Health helps those with lived experience with a mental health disorder and recovery apply for and renew their Peer Support Specialist certification.

6-Month Certification

Apply for your 6-month Peer Support Specialist Certification.

Certification Renewal

Renew your 1-year certification.

Supervisor Verification

Verify hours of CPSS supervision, work and or volunteer experience.*

*Must be submitted by supervisors for CPSSs who currently hold a 6-month certification and have completed their hours of supervision and work/volunteer experience.

Extension Requests

Request an extension of your 6-month certification to complete your supervision and/or work experience.

Request an extension of your 1-year certification to complete your hours of continuing education.

Certification Status

Request inactive certification status.

Request active certification status
after a period of inactive status or certification expiration.


Apply for peer support specialist certification by reciprocity from another state.

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Peer Support Specialist Training

Find training opportunities to begin your journey to becoming a certified Peer Support Specialist.

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Connect With Us

Have questions about applying for or renewing your certification, or where to find training? We’re here to help.