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MHA National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification Requirements

To become an MHA NCPS, you must have:

  • A minimum of 18 months documented experience (3,000 hours);
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma/GED;
  • In-depth knowledge of 6 domains of practice (Foundations of Peer Support; Foundations of Healthcare Systems; Mentoring, Shared Learning, and Relationship Building; Activation and Self-Management; Advocacy; and Professional and Ethical Responsibilities);
  • Prior state certification requiring a minimum of 40 hours of peer support training OR completion of an MHA approved training and employment in a peer role; and
  • A passing score on in-person moderated examination

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