Peer Recovery Specialist Training
72 Hour PRS-Training
This 72-hour Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Peer Recovery Specialist Training is the mandatory prerequisite for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) certification with the Virginia Certification Board (VCB). It is up to you as to as to whether or not you want to continue to take the test through the VCB to become officially certified after completion of this course. The Peer Recovery Specialist training is for adults (18+) who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, or a family member/supporter of someone with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Participants of this course must be well-grounded in their mental health and/or substance use recovery.
Offered in January of 2020 the 72-hour course will take place over 11 days. Week 1: January 8th(6-9pm), 10th(9am-5pm), 11th(9am-5pm), and 12th(9am-5pm) Week 2: January 15th(6-9pm), 17th(9am-5pm), 18th(9am-5pm) and 19th(9am-5pm) Week 3: January 22(6-9pm), 25th(9am-5pm), and 26th(9am-5pm)
Contact Jesse Wysocki CPRS and DBHDS PRS Trainer at (804)249-1845
Additional Peer Recovery Specialists Information:
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services | http://dbhds.virginia.gov.
About the Training
This training is for individuals with lived experience of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and/or a mental health challenge.
There are 72 hours of course work which you will receive instructions on over the course of a 3-week period.