Certified Peer Specialist

upcoming Continuing education opportunities

Doors to Wellbeing Peer Specialist Monthly Webinar Series an ongoing series provided by The Copeland Center Click to Register

Preparing for Coronavirus and Influenza is a series provided by Relias Learning Click to Register

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals is a 5-hour training provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Click to Register



Friday, June 11, 2021, 2PM-4PM Guidelines for Using Your Lived Experience to Support the Recovery of Your Peers

Lived experience is the unique gift that peer specialists bring to the behavioral health workplace. It is what separates them from traditional clinicians. This CEU shares the power and importance of lived experience, when and why it is most effective, some of the slippery slopes or dangers of sharing one’s lived experience and how sharing one’s lived experience supports and sustains the recovery process.  Click to Register

Friday, June 11-Sunday June 13, 2021Mental Health America Online Conference

The online part of the MHA 2021 Annual Conference is free, but seating is limited. Up to 26 hours continuing education credit is available.  Click to Register

Thursday, June 17, 2021, Understanding Diversion as an Alternative to Incarceration

This special continuing education experience, jointly hosted by GMHCN and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, will highlight the work of the Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative of Atlanta/Fulton County, and the role Certified Peer Specialists play in the diversion process. Click to Register.

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 2PM-4PM, Providing Peer Support for Georgia's Aging Population
Registration Coming Soon.



Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the agency that provides funding for the Certified Peer Specialist Project, is creating a database of all Certified Peer Specialists across the state, and they have asked us to provide them with updated information for all Certified Peer Specialists, including date of birth. Depending on when you completed your training and certification, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network may not have your date of birth and current contact information (including mailing address and working phone number) on file.


It is very important that we be able to provide DBHDD this information as soon as possible. Please click here to update your CPS information, including your date of birth, at your earliest convenience.