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Recovery Support Peer Specialist (Medicaid Billable) Training

Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS)

Certification Training

Medicaid Billable

May 6-10, 2019  Dallas, Texas

Close Date April 22, 2019 | Acceptance Notifications by 5pm on April 29, 2019

Payment must be received by May 1, 2019


Orientation and application for Core Training: Click hereThe Core training must be completed *before* you apply to the 5-day training.


Application and Registration Fees

  • You must have reviewed the online orientation materials and have passed the Core training assessment prior to applying for this training.
  • There are two parts to the training, the core training and the specialized training.
    • The registration for the core training is $75.
    • The registration for Recovery Support  Peer Specialist training is $650.
  • The registration fee covers all class supplies and materials plus daily lunch for the specialized training.
  • An invoice for the core training will be sent via email to the applicant and payment must be received at least two days prior to the training.  Once the core training has been completed, an invoice for the specialized training, will be sent and payment must be received no later than 2 (two) week before the training dateIf the applicant is unable to attend for a valid reason and notifies Via Hope at least three business days prior to the training, a full refund will be provided. *** The payment deadline for this specific date will be May 1st***
  • Candidates selected to participate in this training are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the training.


Training Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals must be age 18 or older.
  • Individuals must be a high school graduate or have completed a G.E.D.
  • Individuals must have lived experience in substance use recovery and a desire to use her/his experiences to help others with their recovery.
  • Individuals must be willing to publicly identify as a person with lived experience in order to model the reality of recovery.

Via Hope actively welcomes a diverse group of training applicants with respect to race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and lived experience.

Application, Selection, and Participation Requirements

  • The application must be completed in its entirety.
  • Two letters of recommendation must be uploaded with the application.
  • Enrollment is limited; priority is given to applicants currently employed or volunteering in a peer position.
  • Selection is based primarily on information provided in this application. However, a telephone interview may also be conducted. Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance to the training.
  • Applicants must agree to attend and actively participate in five full days of training.
  • Attendees will participate in discussion and role-plays utilizing personal experiences as individuals in recovery, rather than clinical roles or training.
  • Participants must pass the exams following the Core training and the specialized training to be eligible to apply for certification.
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