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Core Training Application

Next Training: May 7–9, 2024 | 9am-5pm CST
(online, interactive training)

Application will open at 9am on April 12 and close at 5pm on April 29.
Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of payment.

The Core is a three-day training that will equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills to begin practice as a peer professionals. This training is the first of two required trainings for individuals pursuing certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), or ReEntry Peer Specialist (JI-RPS). It is a prerequisite to any of the Medicaid billable certification trainings in Texas. 

This training is required to become a Peer Specialist in Texas. The training is followed immediately by an online knowledge assessment.

Via Hope training content is provided via Zoom through an online learning platform. Participants will be required to have an active internet connection and be on camera for the majority of the training. Individual computer access is required; participants will not be able to log on in a group environment.


  • The registration fee for this training is $250. Payment is required at time of registration.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.
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