The Peer Recovery Support Specialist training is a 46-hour course that requires 40-hrs of group participation and 6-hrs of online independent learning through Connect for Recovery i.e. pretest, homework, and posttest. This course will provide you with the foundational knowledge and learning to understand what a PRSS is and what they are not, their role function, and how to perform and apply peer support services in a clinical and non-clinical work and/or volunteer environment.
The training covers the core competencies of peer recovery support specialists in four domains, including advocacy, mentoring and education, recovery and wellness support, and ethical responsibility; which will fulfill the Nevada Certification Board to receive a certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist.
This course is in person from March 7 -11, Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm and is being offered at no cost to Nevada’s recovery community. A $5 deposit (plus fees) is required to hold your seat which will be refunded to you at the end of the class.
Once you register on Eventbrite and fill out the questionnaire you will be contacted by Alvin Elliott, the training specialist to conduct a short interview based on those questions.
**Please note: Filling out the application and interview process does not guarantee you will be accepted into this PRSS training course, but we will provide additional support to prepare you for the next one.
All materials will be provided and attendance to all five days is required to complete the training and receive your certificate of completion.
*After successfully completing the course to qualify for your Nevada PRSS certification you must identify as a person in recovery from substance use and/or mental health and have two years of recovery.