The NCCPSS Program staff will be on break from July 4th to the 8th. During this break, staff will not process applications and will have minimal correspondence with applicants. The team will return on July 11th to process applications and respond to any emails or phone calls.

Thank you!

July 2021 - NCCPSS Online Application for Certification and Recertification

You may submit your application online or by mail

North Carolina does not accept other State's Peer Support Certification. Please follow the certification application process from this link:  NCCPSS Certification:


North Carolina has created a designation for CPSS with the name Military Designation for those with military experience.  Eligibility requirements for this designation include:

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


  • Submission of a copy of a DD 214 form or Military ID

For new NCCPSS applicants or currently certified PSS interested in the Military Designation:

  • Submission of NCCPSS certification application & necessary documents
  • Submission of a copy of a DD 214 form or Military ID

Maintaining Designation (Recertification)

  • 12 hours of human service, mental health, and/or substance use training at the time of recertification.
  • 8 hours of military-specific training 

Questions, please contact the NCCPSS Program by phone: 919-843-3018 or email:

NC CPSS Mailing Address

Send application packets to:

Peer Support Specialist Registry
Behavioral Health Springboard
School of Social Work
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
325 Pittsboro Street
Campus Box #3550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550