Certified peer counselor training application

All sections must be completed for the application to be accepted.

The information you provide in this application will be shared with the Health Care Authority (HCA) designated contractor for training and with behavioral health organizations (BHOs) and their contractors for training. Unless otherwise indicated, upon certification your name will be included in HCA and local BHO email distribution lists to communicate current job opportunities and other information specific to peer counseling.

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Demographics

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Over 18? *
High school diploma or GED? *
Requesting education waiver? *
Race (optional)
Are you a WISe team member? *
Are you a veteran? *
Are you a CCAR recovery coach? *
Note: If you are a recovery coach, trained through Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery(CCAR) and are interested in our 3-day recovery coach CPC BRIDGE training to obtain your peer counselor certification, please email a copy of your CCAR recovery coach training certificate with your application.
Training preference
Note: BRIDGE training requires current CCAR certification

Eligibility standards

To qualify for this training, you must have significant experience in recovery.

I agree I meet this definition as a:

(Check all that apply)

Employment

I am currently employed *
I currently volunteer *
I currently provide peer support/recovery coaching *

Equal opportunity statement

The Health Care Authority (HCA) provides equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender, disability status or age.

The following questions are scored by HCA. Please answer each question carefully, using good writing skills and detailed answers.

Additional questions for peer counselor training

Successful applicants will demonstrate that they:

  • Have been well-grounded in their own recovery for at least one year.
  • Have qualities of leadership, including experience with advocacy, creation, implementation or facilitation of peer-to-peer groups or activities.

Please answer the following questions to demonstrate that you meet the above requirements for successful applicants.

Without sharing the details of your recovery story, explain how you have shared your personal mental health story to assist others. Include examples of your leadership qualities. (Certified peer counselors are expected to share their recovery stories with peers as part of their job duties when they're employed.) *

Acknowledgement

Please sign below to indicate that you have read and agree with the following statements:

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Unless otherwise indicated, upon certification your name will be included in the DBHR email distribution lists to communicate current job opportunities and other information specific to peer counseling.