TENNESSEE CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Peer Support is a best-practice model for supporting people with mental illness. This model relies on individuals who live with mental illness to provide peer-to-peer support to others, drawing on their own experiences to promote wellness and recovery. This model is fostered in Tennessee through the Tennessee Certified Peer Specialist Certification Program administered by the Office of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, Tennessee Certified Peer Specialist Certification expands professional employment opportunities for consumers.
A Tennessee Certified Peer Specialist has self-identified as a person with a mental illness or co-occurring disorder and has successfully navigated the service system to access treatment and resources necessary to build personal recovery and success with his or her life goals. This individual undergoes training recognized by the department on how to assist other persons with mental illness in fostering their own wellness, based on the principles of self-directed recovery.
Tennessee Certified Peer Specialists
Principles of Peer Support
Tennessee Certified Peer Specialist Certification Guidelines and Forms
Obtaining Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) Face-to-Face
If you are experiencing difficulty finding face-to-face continuing education hours for your recertification, we can help. Please contact us- Email: OCA.TDMHSAS@tn.gov Toll free 800-560-5767 / Local (Nashville): 615-532-6700.