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



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.


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


The requirements to become a CPS are:



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.



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


  • Pass the Examination for Certified Peer Specialists. 


  • 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.