The NC Peer Support Specialist Certification Program is pleased to announce the rollout of a new special designation option for NCCPSS who are active or veteran Military Service Members, effective immediately. 

Eligibility

North Carolina has created a designation for CPSS with the name “Military Service Member” for those with active status and “Veteran Service Member” for those with previous service.  Eligibility requirements for this designation include:

  • Meeting requirements for PSS certification
  • Having current or previous military service

Process

For current NCCPSS that want to add designation:

  • Submission of a copy of a DD 214 form or Military ID
  • Completion of 8 hours online training from courses listed on website (see link  below)

For New Applicants interested in NCCPSS & Military Designation:

  • Submission of a copy of a DD 214 form or Military ID
  • Competition of 8 hours of online military specific training from courses listed on the website (see link below) in addition to the 20 hours (human service, mental health, and/or substance use training) needed for certification (total of 28 hours). Military training can be found here: http://www.aheconnect.com/citizensoldier/courses.asp
  • Submission of NCCPSS certification application & necessary documents
     

Maintaining Designation (Recertification)

 

Please send any additional questions or comments to:  rlmangum@email.unc.edu