This resource list is by no means meant to be a comprehensive list of all possible trainings that could count towards your required 20 hours of additional training for certification or recertification. Along with these organizations, you can contact a PSS Trainer to see if they offer any additional courses, such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), Person Centered Thinking, etc.

*Please note all training must be human service, mental health, substance use and/or ADULT related

Resources for North Carolina - Based Trainings:

Mental Health First Aid, USA – An 8 hour certification course in responding to mental health crises, find a course near you:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a Peer-to-Peer course as well as other courses at a variety of locations across North Carolina. On their webpage click on the link, “Your Local NAMI,” to find what trainings they offer in your county: 
North Carolina Interventions (NCI) is a “standardized training program to prevent the use of restraints and seclusion, created and supported by DMH/DD/SAS and used in various DMH/DD/SAS community agencies and state facilities.” To find a trainer near you:
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) is offered through the Copeland Center:
SAMHSA – Offers WHAM training which would count for certification / recertification

Resources for Online Trainings:

You can take 11 hours of training for free online through the Behavioral Health Springboard website. Please note only adult related trainings will be accepted.  The four courses are the following:

NEW 09/2018 "Introduction to Individual Placement and Support for Behavioral Health" - 0.5 NCCPSS Contact Hours

NEW 02/2018 "Quitting Tobacco Too: For People With Substance Use Disorders" - 1.5 NCCPSS Contact Hours
"Group Home Employees' Skills Training" - 3.0  NCCPSS Contact Hours

"Supervising NC Certified Peer Support Specialists" - 3.0 NCCPSS Contact Hours
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders" - 3.50 NCCPSS Contact Hours
All are located at Behavioral Health Springboard:
Health Knowledge offers a variety of free online courses that relate to behavioral healthcare:

Magellan Health offers free online continuing education courses for Peer Support:

Relias Learning offers a variety of online courses that relate to human services:

Quantum Units Education offers mental health and substance abuse online courses:

NC AHECs provide continuing education courses covering a variety of evidence based topics in substance use and mental health.  For more information or to view upcoming programs visit:”  

The SAY IT Program's SAY IT’s online self-advocacy program, individuals build the skills, motivation, and confidence needed to achieve goals, thrive, and enjoy life: