Peer Support 101

Montana’'s Peer Network has developed a comprehensive 40 hour training program to provide you with basic education and instruction around the most important elements of peer support work. We were the first provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Health to meet the training requirements for obtaining certification as a Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist.

This empowering and highly interactive training includes topics such as: whole health recovery, one-on-one work, support group facilitation, ethics and standards, confidentiality, change model, recovery concepts and much, much more. This unique training experience provides hands on learning, role play examples, and group discussion that isn’t available in online or computer based trainings and a personal connection to other peer supporters around the state.

This training is designed to allow the participant to develop core competencies of peer support, gain better understanding of their own recovery story, build upon strengths, network with other peer supporters and understand the important role peer support can play in the recovery process. Upon successful completion of this training participants will receive a certificate of completion from Montana’'s Peer Network. This course meets the National Practice Standards for Peer Supporters and the guideline set up by the Montana Peer Support Task Force and the guidelines for Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist Certification.

If you are interested in taking PS 101, please visit the Find Your Trail page for application instructions.


Orientation and Expectations


History and Types of Peer Support

Peer Supporter Toolbox

Recovery Concepts

Dimensions and Guiding Principles

If you need a copy of your certificate, please email us with your name, address, and the date you took the training. there is a $10 fee for certificate reprints which can be paid at this link.

Please be advised that it may take up to two weeks for you to receive your replacement certificate.