Course Components & Dates

October 31–December 2, 2022 Schedule

Week Start Date End Date Hours
1 October 31 November 4 15
2 November 7 November 11 4.5
3 November 14 November 18 37
4 November 21 November 25 10
5 November 28 December 2 4.5

Full 2022 Course Schedule

Independent Learning Weeks 1 & 4
Assignments to be completed based on students’ individual schedules

Remote Group Learning Weeks 2 & 5 via Skype
The calls for Weeks 2 & 5 are typically Tues/Wed/Thurs from 1PM to 2PM CST

Virtual Workshop Week 3 Monday to Friday 
Class runs from 8:30 AM to 5 PM CST

Post-Course Online Examination (3 Hours)

Online test must be completed between the last day of the course and 12 business day from the last day

Virtual Training Requirements

  • Internet connection to support Zoom video conferencing.
  • Computer, laptop, or smartphone with the functionality to access a Zoom link. You can check this by going to https://zoom.us/ and installing the app. You will need to open a free account to install Zoom.
  • Computer, laptop, or smartphone that has a webcam.
  • Ability to sit and focus on a video conferencing call for 7.5 hours a day for 5 days.

Who Can Participate?

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

Fees

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

Please Note:

  • The registration and enrollment process is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and in the order we receive full course tuition payments. The maximum class size is 16 students.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, the $75 processing fee will be applied towards the $1,500 tuition.
  • If the accepted candidate cancels participation in the three-week training, they will forfeit the $75 fee.
  • Registration fee includes course fee, all course materials, and post-course testing.

Questions? View some frequently asked questions or contact Training@DBSAlliance.org or 312-988-1168.

Application

Peer Support Specialist Course Application