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OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter Training


Steps to Becoming an OhioMHAS Certified Peer Recovery Supporter

Are you in recovery from a mental health and/or substance use disorder? Do you want to use your experience and recovery to help peers with their recovery journey? If so, you should think about becoming an OhioMHAS Certified Peer Recovery Supporter! Here are the steps to achieving your certification:

1. Complete e-Based Academy Courses

Eleven e-Based Academy courses (16 hours) must be completed as your first step to become a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter. Register for your free e-Based Academy account at www.ebasedacademy.org. If you have questions about how to use the e-Based Academy, email the OhioMHAS IT Helpdesk at MHAhelpdesk@mha.ohio.gov.

 

2. Register for In-Person 40-Hour Training

The second step to certification is completing the in-person 40-hour training. To register for a 40-hour training, please send your 11 e-Based Academy course certificates to Myra Henderson via email to henderson@adamhscc.org or fax at 216-776-3069. Once Myra receives your certificates, she will email you a link to register for one of the below ADAMHS Board hosted 40-hour trainings:

DATE

CITY

TIME

LOCATION

February 24 – 28, 2020

Cleveland

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Future Directions

2070 W. 117th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

March 23 – 27, 2020

Solon

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Thrive Behavioral Health

29201 Aurora Rd., #400, Solon, OH 44139

April 20 – 24, 2020

Cleveland

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Future Directions

2070 W. 117th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

May 18 - 22, 2020

Solon

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Thrive Behavioral Health

29201 Aurora Rd., #400, Solon, OH 44139

June 22 - 26, 2020

Cleveland

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Thrive Behavioral Health

29201 Aurora Rd., #400, Solon, OH 44139

July 27 – 31, 2020

Cleveland

8:30 am – 5:00pm

Cuyahoga ADAMHS Board

2012 W. 25th Street, 6th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113

*To get your certification, you MUST be present for all 40 hours of this training. If you arrive late, leave early or miss any portion of this training, you will be required to repeat the entire 40 hours if you want to become certified. Please keep this in mind when selecting your training dates.

 

If you have questions about the training process, email peerservices@mha.ohio.gov. If you have questions about the 40-hour trainings being hosted by the ADAMHS Board, please email Myra Henderson at henderson@adamhscc.org.

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You will work with OhioMHAS to complete steps 3 – 6.

3. Complete Exam

Complete your Peer Recovery Supporter Certification Exam online. A code will be sent to your email from OhioMHAS after you complete your 40-hour training.

 

4. Apply for Certification with OhioMHAS!

Once you’ve reached step 4, you’re almost there! This is when you can apply for your Peer Recovery Supporter Certification for the State of Ohio. You must email the following documents to ohiopeercertification@mha.ohio.gov:

  • Certification application (download here)
  • 11 e-Based academy certificates
  • 40-hour training certificate (get this on the last day of your 40-hour training)
  • Reference for certification form (download here)

     

5. Complete Background Check

Complete BCI/FBI background check (FBI only if you have lived out of state). OhioMHAS has a list of disqualifying offenses, which can be found on page 3 of the certification application. If you have ANY one or more of the following offenses, you cannot become a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter. Do not complete a background check until you have passed your exam. If you have a conviction less than 3 years old, submit a Non-Disqualifying Offense Waiver to ohiopeercertification@mha.ohio.gov.

 

6. Receive Your Certification!

You will get your certificate by email no more than 14 business days after OhioMHAS has received your background check.

Congratulations! You did it!

Download this step-by-step guide to getting your Peer Recovery Supporter Certification here.

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