Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) Certification Training

This is the full HHSC-approved training. Students that complete the course and successfully complete the knowledge assessment will obtain their 6-month initial certification, working towards your 2-year state certification.


Virtual – Zoom


Mar 27 – 31 2023




9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) Certification Training by Peer Academy is a rigorous and comprehensive program that is fully approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to become effective Mental Health Peer Specialists.

The training program is delivered through a combination of online self-paced learning and instructor-led live sessions. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the principles and practices of recovery-oriented mental health care, the role of peer support in mental health recovery, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the principles of trauma-informed care.

Upon completing the training program, students will need to successfully pass a knowledge assessment to obtain their MHPS Certification.

The MHPS Certification Training program by Peer Academy is an excellent investment for anyone looking to pursue a career as a Mental Health Peer Specialist. The program is priced at $650, which includes all course materials, access to live instructor-led sessions, and ongoing support from the Peer Academy team. By completing this program, students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with mental health challenges, while also advancing their own career goals.

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.


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Join 100+ successful students on the path to making an impact in a career in peer support

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