CORE Training for Peer Specialists

We Look Forward to Having You Learn with Us!

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).


The CORE training is a prerequisite to the Mental Health Peer Specialist and Recovery Support Peer Specialist training. This training is intended for individuals who have lived experience with mental health challenges or substance use disorders and wish to use their personal experiences to help others on their recovery journeys.

What You’ll Learn

  • Exploring the concept of lived experience, sharing personal stories, and understanding the different pathways to recovery.
  • Acquiring the principles of peer support and applying them through activities and scenarios.
  • Understanding the role of a peer professional, distinguishing it from clinical services, and exploring ethical considerations.
  • Gaining insights into equity, justice, and the impact of oppression, understanding trauma-informed peer support, enhancing communication skills, and learning about validation, asking questions, and reflection in peer-based communication.

Path to MHPS & RSPS Certification

Virtual (Zoom)


24 Hours ( 3 Days x 8 Hours)

9 am to 5 pm


Completed Orientation

Lived Experience in Mental Health or Substance Abuse

Laptop, Desktop or Tablet with Webcam



Why Choose Peer Academy? 

Online Training

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

Exclusive Financial Aids

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


“Peer Academy’s trainings transformed my ability to provide effective peer support. Highly recommended!”

Igor Landry

“Peer Academy trainings gave me the tools to be an effective peer support specialist. I feel more confident and competent in my role as a peer supporter.”

Kason Espinosa

“Highly recommend Peer Academy for peer support training! The instructors are knowledgeable and engaging.”

Angela Charlton


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