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 June 2021, the 72-hour course will take place virtually. This virtual training will be June 8-13 & June 15-18 **UPDATE - This course is now full. Please use the contact information below to contact Jesse Wysocki or Matthew Conner about upcoming trainings or to be added to the e-mail notification blast. For more information contact Jesse Wysocki at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Matthew Conner at email@example.com by e-mail or by phone at (804)249-1845.
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.