DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist Training Application - Dallas 2014


DBSA VA Training

All applications must be fully completed and submitted to DBSA by April 25, 2014, in order to be considered. You will not be allowed to save this data and return to finish at a later time, so it's best to keep your answers in a separate document and then copy and paste into this application.

Training Hours, Locations, and Dates

May12–17, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Face-to-face training courses begin on Monday morning and end on Saturday afternoon. Web-based training takes place before face-to-face training. Accepted participants will be informed of specific training location and class schedule upon confirmation of participation.


Training participants must commit to:

  • Attend and actively participate in 5.5 days (42 hrs.) of face-to-face training and 4 hrs. of web-based training
  • Participate in discussion and role-plays utilizing solely their personal recovery experiences rather than any clinical roles or training
  • Participate in on-site skills observation and evaluation during the face-to-face training
  • Take a web-based certification examination following training completion

Registration Fee

$2,585 per person includes training fee, all training materials, and post-training certification testing. Benefits may be available from the VA or your state to support training costs. For information about your eligibility, please contact your state Veterans Benefits Office or Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For additional ideas, please visit DBSAlliance.org/FindingFunds.


Individual participants are responsible for funding their own travel, hotel accommodations, and meals associated with face-to-face training. Information on hotel/accomodations will be provided upon confirmation of participation.


Demographic Information

Please provide the following optional information to help ensure diversity of the training group. DBSA will use combined numbers to describe overall participant demographics and will not maintain or use your individual information in any other way.

Question - Not Required - Gender

Question - Not Required - Age

Question - Not Required - Ethnicity


Understanding and Interest




Personal Recovery Experience






Training applicants must initial below to indicate their agreement with all these training requirements:

  • I am a Veteran, discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
  • I have been in personal recovery from a mental health condition and/or addiction for a minimum of one year.
  • I am not currently employed by the VA in a peer support specialist position.
  • I understand that successful completion of all portions of this training course (including the post-course exam) is only a partial requirement in order to qualify for employment as a VA peer support specialist
  • If I am chosen as a training participant, I understand that I am responsible for funding my registration fee, travel, hotel accommodations, and meals associated with face-to-face training.









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