Regional Planning Consortiums

Behavioral Health Workforce

NYS Certified Peer Specialist (CPS):

Training: Online; create a free account at Academy of Peer Services

Certification: NYS Peer Specialist Certification Board

For more information on Peer Specialist resources in your region, contact your Regional Advocacy Specialist with the OMH Office of Consumer Affairs

Academy of Peer Services Job Bank

NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA; also called Recovery Coaches):

Training: In person; find a Best Practice Trainer through Friends of Recovery-NY (FOR-NY).

Certification: NY Certification Board

OASAS resources:

For potential CRPAs: Become a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

For providers hiring CRPAs: Peer Integration Assessment and Toolkit

Family Peer Advaocate (FPA):

Training and credentialing: Contact Families Together in NYS

Youth Peer Advocate (YPA):

Training and credentialing: Contact YOUTH POWER!

Peer Workforce Resources - COVID-19