How do I apply to attend PS101?

You must be in stable recovery for at least two years to take the course. Peer Supporters currently working in the field will have priority but you must sign up early to ensure your spot. Seats are extremely limited.

Peer Support 101 is a 40 hour peer support training intended for current peer supporters or those intending to apply for peer support positions. Before you register, please be aware that the training consists of 5 eight hour days in classroom, 10 homework assignments, and an exam. You must have an overall score of 80% to pass the training.

If you are interested in applying for this training please complete the online application. NOTE: Before starting the application, please know the location and dates of the training you would like to attend. The locations and dates of upcoming trainings can be found here.

In order to secure your seat at a training, you need to register two weeks prior to the training start date. Late applications will only be accepted if the training is not yet full. We also recommend signing up early because homework will be sent out two weeks before the training and class size is limited. Not having completed all the homework assignments by the first day of training can affect your ability to pass the course.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact us at 406-551-1058. If you have trouble completing opening this application email us to request a pdf version.

After your application is received you will receive notice of approval along with instructions regarding your training. This includes pre-reading, homework and preparation materials to be completed before training.

The fee for this training is $750. We also offer group discounts. Payments can be made by check made out to Montana’s Peer Network or you can pay by credit card through secure Pay Pal here.

If you are interested in a private PS101 training for your staff, please contact Jim.

NOTE: There is currently no fee for Peer Support 101 training thanks to a Statewide Consumer Networking grant from SAMHSA. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) Grant # 1H79SM062965-01. Some travel assistance is available.