Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

September 6 – December 6, 2024 | Fridays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Economic Development Building


This 75-hour course includes showing/internship experience. The training explores active listening, cultural competency, appropriate self-disclosure, ethics, certification testing, and other important skills essential to achieving the Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification through the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP). The services a Peer Recovery Support Specialist offers can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.

Peer Recovery Support Specialist Course Topics

  • Advocate for people in recovery
  • Share resources & build skills
  • Build a community & relationships
  • Lead recovery groups
  • Mentor and set goals
  • Provide services and/or training
  • Supervise peer workers
  • Develop resources
  • Administer programs or agencies
  • Educate the public and policymakers

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Achieve the Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification

Make-up, Missed or Late Work: Must work with Coordinator and Instructor.

Attendance: Each face-to-face class period is required.

Call 304.424.8258 or email to register today!