Peer Support Specialist

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Have you overcome addiction or a mental disorder? You can become a role model and launch a career as a peer support specialist. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
40 hours/3 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
- -
COST:
$2,495

Program Overview

Have you overcome addiction or a mental disorder or been very close to someone who has? When you understand first-hand how important it is to have a good support system, it's natural to want to help others facing the same problems.

This self-paced online course will provide you with the education and training you need to become a Peer Support Specialist and use your experiences to drive positive outcomes for others.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

Whether you've experienced recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders, becoming a Peer Support Specialist may be a great option for you.

In this course, you'll gain an understanding of the roles of Peer Specialists and Peer Supporters related to advocacy, addressing stigma and discrimination, and promoting wellness and community reintegration.

You'll get an overview of mental health and substance use disorders, as well as the ethical responsibilities and legal issues related to peer support. That includes HIPAA, cultural competence, personal boundaries, and confidentiality.

We'll help you gain insight into successful interpersonal communication and adult education techniques. You'll learn to empower and help others with the use of videos portraying stories of peers in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction throughout the coursework.

Peer support training opens the door to new career opportunities in an in-demand field, allows you to positively affect the lives of others, and helps you improve their odds of beating addiction. You can be a role model for others and show them that it is possible to achieve recovery.

This course includes content and standards promoted by the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS, formerly known as the International Association of Peer Supporters). It may be accepted by state certification boards that provide credentials for Recovery Peer Specialists or Peer Supporters. You should check with your state certification or regulatory body for more information on local requirements.

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