Apply TODAY: Peer Recovery Specialist Training

What is a Peer Recovery Specialist?
A Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) uses his/her specialized training and lived experience, with mental health and/or substance use conditions, to assist others in discovering their own path to recovery. For more information about state requirements of this certification, visit the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services website.
This Training Course:
  • is for those wanting to utilize their own journeys and experiences, with mental health and/or substance abuse, in order to aid others in their recovery.
  • will result in a certificate of completion.
  • requires ten (10) days of classroom training.
  • offers a certification for a growing field.
To Apply: Complete the following application form or call our office at 540-435-1289.
Having trouble viewing the online form? View the PDF copy here.

Training Details:
  • FREE (includes training and materials)
  • Please bring a bagged lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.
Who can participate
  • Residents of Shenandoah and Page Counties. Space is limited.
  • Participants must have personal/lived experience with mental health and/or substance use conditions.
  • Participants must be in recovery and have willingness to utilize their own journeys and experiences in order to aid others in their recovery.
  • Every Tuesday AND Wednesday in August, 9:00AM – 4:00PM.
  • Primary Venue: Shenandoah Fire and Rescue, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Woodstock, VA 22664; August 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • Training will take place at Comfort Inn, 1011 Motel Dr, Woodstock, VA 22664 on Tuesday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
How to apply
  • Fill out the following application form. If you have trouble viewing the online form, please view the PDF copy here. This training course is limited to 12 participants. Selected applications will be contacted via telephone for an interview. Applicants will be notified by July 25, 2017. Have questions or comments? Call our office at 540-435-1289.