The CPS Application can be found by clicking here.

 

Requests for paper applications and/or questions should be addressed to:

Mail: PCB, 298 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 717-540-4455

Email: info@pacertboard.org

 

Recertification Reminder

The CPS certification will be valid for two years. To avoid a lapse in certification, recertification should occur before the end of the two-year certification period.  Recertification requires obtaining 36 hours of CEUs every two years and a $50 two-year recertification fee.

Recertification Information

This formal certification through the PCB is designed to help strengthen the profession and give CPSs a stronger voice, while maintaining the essence of peer support in delivering recovery-oriented services.

REMEMBER:  This formal certification will be necessary to provide Medicaid billable peer support services.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CPS APPLICATION PROCESS

Formal certification through PCB is necessary to provide Medicaid billable peer support services.

 

The requirements to become a CPS are:

 

Experience

Within the last three (3) years, have either maintained at least 12 months of successful work or earned at least 24 credit hours at a college or post-secondary education institution.

Official transcripts sent directly from the education institution to PCB are required to verify credit hours.

 

Education

Completion of the 75 hours of approved peer specialist certification training.

Examination

  • Pass the Examination for Certified Peer Specialists. 

Other

  • Signed and dated Code of Ethical Conduct.

  • Signed, dated and notarized Release.

  • You must either live or work in Pennsylvania at time of application.

  • You must be a person with lived experience.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Submit the application fee.