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The DBSA Peer Support Specialist Course

A Peer Support Specialist is a professional with lived recovery experience who has been trained and certified to help others as they move forward in their own recovery. As someone who has traveled a similar path, a Peer Support Specialist fosters hope and serves as a valuable role model for those who are walking the road to wellness. DBSA offers a 5-week course that can prepare you for Peer Support Specialist certification. Learn more about the course here.

Who Can Participate?

  • Individuals age 18 or older with personal lived experience in recovery from a mental health or substance use condition who wish to use this experience to assist others. Those willing to publicly identify as a person in recovery.


  • Veterans & Non-Veterans: $1,500 per Attendee
    Non-refundable processing fee required at time of submitting application: $75
    Eligible Veterans and family members can apply to use VA Chapter 31 benefits to cover the expenses involved in receiving a certificate of course completion. Please contact [email protected] or for more information.

Please Note:
Upon acceptance into the program the $75 processing fee will be applied towards the $1,500 tuition.
If the accepted candidate cancels participation in the three-week training, they will forfeit the $75 fee.
Registration fee includes course fee, all course materials, and post-course testing.
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