Your Journey to a Career in Peer Support Begins with Peer Academy

At Peer Academy, we believe in the transformative power of education. Dive into a comprehensive learning experience, designed with the modern student in mind. Our certified trainers, flexible scheduling, and innovative digital platform come together to offer you unparalleled guidance and support. Join us, and take the next step in your academic and professional journey. Every dream has a starting point – make yours with Peer Academy.

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Online Training

Peer Academy’s training sessions are conducted entirely online, making them accessible from anywhere with a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Certified Trainers

Our trainers at Peer Academy are certified and experienced peer specialists, dedicated to ensuring your success in the training program.

Flexible Training Dates

We offer multiple training dates, allowing you to pick a time that best suits your convenience and commitments. Ensure your learning aligns with your schedule, without compromise.

Exclusive Financial Aids

As a student enrolled in Peer Academy, you’ll have access to exclusive financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.


Who We Are

We are a program of form communities, a Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to removing barriers to community-based mental health recovery.


Our History

We have been training Mental Health Peer Specialists, primarily in Texas, but also from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, since 2019.


Our Approach

Our trainings are focused on the official Texas Mental Health Peer Specialist curriculum, which we bolster with additional classes we’ve created

Becoming a Peer Support Specialists


CORE Training

The CORE training is a 24 hour, facilitated and interactive webinar via Zoom. This training is a prerequisite to the Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) and Recovery Support Peer Specialist training (RSPS).


MHPS Specialty Training

The MHPS Specialty Training is a comprehensive HHSC-approved program. Students that complete the course and successfully complete the knowledge assessment will obtain their 6-month initial certification.


Peer Academy Scholarships

At Peer Academy, we firmly believe that money should not be a barrier to education. Therefore, we offer scholarships to students in need. Our goal is to find people interested in using their personal lived experience with mental health challenges and turning them into the best possible Peer Specialists.

  • CORE and MHPS Supplemental Training Scholarships

  • Access to our Peer Career Mentors

Professional Educators

At Peer Academy, our certified trainers are also peer specialists, offering a distinctive blend of theoretical expertise and practical experience. This dual qualification equips them to effectively mentor and support you, providing valuable insights and feedback. With their guidance, you’ll not only learn but also prepare for success, gaining confidence and skills for your program and future endeavors.


Flexible Training Dates

At Peer Academy, we prioritize flexibility in training sessions, offering multiple date options to align with your unique schedule and commitments. Our goal is to empower you to seamlessly integrate learning into your daily life, optimizing your time without compromise. With our flexible training dates, you can pursue education without worrying about missing out on work, family, or other obligations, ensuring a comfortable and convenient learning experience.


Learn From The Comfort of Home!

At Peer Academy, we understand the need for flexibility. That’s why we offer our training sessions 100% online, ensuring that wherever you are, as long as you have a computer and a stable internet connection, quality education is within your reach.

We offer multiple training dates, allowing you to select the one that best fits your schedule. No matter when you’re available, there’s a training session waiting for you.

Student Story Highlights


“I went through the MHPS program at Peer Academy and I can’t say enough amazing things about it. Working in a healthcare setting with mental health and substance abuse clients, the Peer Academy provided me with multiple new resources and healthy ways of navigating communication with these clients. I have also found new relationships with others in the program as well as a safe space to express myself and ask those uncomfortable questions.

Each individual trainer, group leader, supervisor was always readily available to help and answer any questions I may have had. The most rewarding part of going through the Peer Academy was I was able to learn more about myself and how I can be that vessel of hope for others that may need it.

I am truly honored to have gone through this program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to grow within the Peer Specialist program.”

Cassidy Goodrum Lambert


“Joining Peer Academy was a transformative experience in my journey to becoming a great peer and supporter. The comprehensive training and hands-on activities provided me with the essential skills and knowledge to connect deeply with others. The supportive community at Peer Academy fostered a sense of belonging and encouraged continuous learning and personal growth.

Thanks to their guidance, I am now more confident, empathetic, and effective in my role, equipped to make a meaningful impact in my peer interactions. Peer Academy truly set me on the path to success.”

Rodney Brown


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