Welcome to Trailheads!

Learn and
understand
your options

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Learning about all of your options helps you make an informed decision about what trail is right for you!

Choose your trail and set professional goals

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Setting professional goals
helps you measure your
success and aligns
with your journey.

Begin, and follow through, on your chosen journey

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Start your journey,
develop your skills,
and
accomplish your goals

TRAIL 1

Current Employment/
Employment Offer

AVAILABLE FOR
Current offer of employment as a Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
Employment Offer
Employer Verification

TRAIL 2

Full Payment
for Training (Self-Pay)

AVAILABLE FOR
No Employment Offer
Not Currently Working
Prefer a Fast-Track
No Out of State License

 

SELF-PAY
Pay $950 training fee

TRAIL 3

Transfer License from
Another State

AVAILABLE FOR
Active license in another state
Employment offer

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
Current/Active CBHPSS License (Another State)
Education/ Training Competencies
Employment/ Employment Offer

 

TRAIL 4

Trail of Training
& Volunteer Experience

AVAILABLE FOR
No employment offer
No Out-of-state license
Not Self-pay

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
(100 Hours)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
(12+ Hours)

Peer Support Certification

PS101 REGISTRATION

Complete Application
Confirm Registration

CERTIFICATION LICENSING

BBH Application
Fingerprint Background Check
Verification Documents
Other BBH Requirements

COMPLETE & PASS PS101

40-Hr Class (80% min.)
PS101 Exam (80% min.)

To help you find the right fit for you and help you be successful, MPN has developed this map of what your journey might look like!

Answer the questions below to find your path!

Have you been in stable recovery for at least 24 months?

Stable recovery means that you have not had any psychiatric hospitalizations longer than 72 hours or any incarcerations in the last 2 years.

Are you currently employed or do you have a written offer of employment as a Peer Support Specialist?

Documentation is required for employment offers or employment verification.

Are you willing and able to pay the entire training fee ($950) and attend the 40 hour Peer Support 101 course?

Peer Support 101 is a 40 hour course offered at least quarterly in Helena. All lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Virtual courses may also be available

Are you licensed or certified as a Peer Support Specialist in another state?