Peer Recovery Services

Peer recovery services are community-based services for people with a mental illness or substance use disorder. Services are activities that promote recovery, self-determination, self-advocacy, well-being and independence.

In Ohio, peer recovery supporters become certified by taking an in-person training or by having three years of work or volunteer experience as a peer navigator, peer specialist, peer supporter, or peer recovery coach. Regardless of the pathway to certification, individuals must also have completed 16 hours of online E-Based Academy courses, which include topics such as ethics, human trafficking and trauma-informed care, pass the OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Services exam, sign and agree to the OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Services Code of Ethics and pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) background check.

We are currently reviewing the Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) training and certification process.

Peer Support Training

40 Hour Peer Supporter Training and Professional Development
Peer Support Certification and Recertification

Peer Supporter Certification and Recertification
CFPT

Community Family
Partnership Team (CFPT)
Peer Run Organizations

Peer Run
Organizations