2024 Public Course Schedule

  • August 12 to September 6, 2024
  • October 14 to November 8, 2024

Course Components

Course Components 

Week 1: Independent Learning
Approximately 44 hours of self-paced independent learning. 

Week 2: Core “Building the Skills” Online Workshop
Approximately 32 hours of a 4-day, online, Zoom workshop. Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM, Central Standard Time (CST). 

Week 3: Final Knowledge Check / Comprehensive Quiz
Approximately 4 hours. 

Week 4: Final Evaluations and Issuance of Certificates of Achievement 

Who Can Participate?

Individuals age 18 or older with personal lived experience in recovery from a mental health, trauma, or substance use condition who wish to use this experience to assist others. Those willing to publicly identify as a person in recovery.


  • Veterans & Non-Veterans: $1,500 per Attendee
  • Non-refundable processing fee required at the time of submitting the application: $75
  • Eligible Veterans and family members can apply to use VHA Chapter 31 benefits to cover the expenses involved in receiving a certificate of course completion. We recommend you contact your local VHA facility to learn more.

Please Note:

  • The registration and enrollment process is on a first-come, first-served basis, and in order we receive full course tuition payments.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, the $75 processing fee will be applied toward the $1,500 tuition.
  • If the accepted candidate cancels participation in the four-week training, they will forfeit the $75 fee.
  • Registration fee includes course fee, all course materials, and testing.

Questions? View some frequently asked questions or contact Training@DBSAlliance.org or Lgoduco@DBSAlliance.org.

How to Apply

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