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WISCONSIN CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST TESTING INFORMATION

2015


DATES FOR THE 2015 PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION EXAM:


January 28, 2015  (Deadline is passed)

June 24, 2015  (application deadline: June 3, 2015)

September 23, 2015 (application deadline: September 2, 2015)


PLEASE DISCARD ANY OLD APPLICATION 2014 PACKETS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.



Exams are proctored at the eight Wisconsin Independent Living Centers.

Official application packet and information: www.sce-peerspecialist.uwm.edu

 

 

For further information on the certification exam process please contact:

 

Alice F. Pauser, CPS, NCWF

WI Peer Specialist Program Coordinator

alicep@accesstoind.org

800-362-9877 or 608-242-8484 ext. 224

 

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 Wisconsin Peer Specialist certification is valid for two years. In this two year period, a total of 20 hours of Continuing Education (CEH) and/or Continuing Education Units (CEU) must be obtained to qualify for recertification. The conversion rate is .1 CUE = 1 CEH. The required areas of education are:

·        Cultural Competence

·        Ethics and Boundaries

·        Trauma Informed Care

·        Peer Specialist Specific

    Substance Use Disorders

  •  Beginning 2014, an additional area of Continuing Education has been 

                  added:Substance Use Disorders

 

Psychopharmacology and Motivational Interviewing are also Strongly Suggested. There must be training in each of the four categories.  Certified Peer Specialists may choose any other continuing education courses they wish, and must have a   minimum total of 20 hours of continuing education based on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Core Training Competencies. Certified Peer Specialists are responsible for maintaining their Continuing Education Hours and providing documentation of completion to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).

 

 

      After two years, recertification does not involve taking another certification test unless the initial Certification has lapsed and then the test must be retaken. The recertification fee is $50.00.

 

 

It is suggested that you check definitions for each Continuing Education category,  for updates on the recertification process and download the 2015 recertification form at: LINK TO BE POSTED AS SOON AS THE STATE RELEASES THE PACKET.  KEEP CHECKING BACK!