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Peer Support Training and Testing

You may apply to DBHR for Certified Peer Counselor trainings at any time, however, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  


Schedule of  Trainings to Qualify for Peer Counselor Exam

August 11-14:  Spanish lanuage peer counselor training, Tacoma. 

This training is co-sponsored by Washington State University and DBHR.  Completing the training will qualify participants to take the exam required for employment as a Certified Peer Counselor. 

Written materials, verbal presentations and discussions will be in Spanish.  The exam will be in Spanish.  Romm and board during the training will be provided. 

Agency sponsorship is desirable, but not required.  Please contact Beverly at (206) 371-0929 or bevmiller@centurytel.net for more information.

The schedule for DBHR contracted Peer Support Exams is as follows:

March 28, 2014 - Renton
May 1, 2014 -  Vancouver
Aug 12, 2014 -  Puyallup
Sept 18, 2014 -  Renton
June 17, 2014  - Yakima
September 5, 2014 - Tacoma (Spanish language ONLY)
September 30, 2014 - Chehalis 

Youth and Family   TBD
Youth and Family   TBD

Additional Tests will be scheduled as needed.

To register for any of the Certified Peer Counselor exams, please contact Beverly Miller at  bevmiller@centurytel.net. Beverly can also provide specific test location information and answer any questions about the test.

There are limited seats for each exam and registration is on a first-come basis. If you require a reasonable accommodation in taking the exam, please let Beverly know. You may be asked to provide written support for your request.

April 17-18:  Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training, Spokane.  Contact John Murphy at jmurphy@passagesfs.org.