Next training: June 24-26, 2018 in San Antonio, TX

Application deadline: June 3 by 5pm

Acceptance notifications: June 7  by 5pm


This 2 1/2 day endorsement training for Mental Health Peer Specialists and Certified Peer Recovery Coaches who are working with people re-entering the community from being incarcerated.

Registration Fees and Travel Arrangements

  • The registration fee for this training is $225.
  • Applications for the training will be accepted in the order received, so apply as soon as possible.
  • Training begins at 9 am each morning and ends at 5:00 pm the first two days. The third day ends mid-afternoon to allow travel time home.
  • Via Hope will provide lunch each day.
  • Candidates selected to participate in this training are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel to and from the training.
  • It is Via Hope’s expectation that your employer will provide financial assistance for your travel and additional meal costs.


Enrollment is limited to (1) Mental Health Peer Specialists with active and up-to-date certifications, and (2) Peer Recovery Coaches with active and up-to-date certifications. We give training priority to Mental Health Peer Specialists, but hold a set amount of spaces for Certified Peer Recovery Coaches in each training.