Peer Support Specialist Training

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NC Certified Peer Support Specialist Training

Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and / or substance use disorder and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist Program provides acknowledgment that the peer has met a set of requirements necessary to provide support to individuals with mental health or substance use disorder.

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WellSurgent is authorized to provide several trainings that can be applied towards certification as a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist. In addition to the 40-hour Peer Support Trainings, we offer several WRAP options that satisfy the 20 hours of additional training requirement.

We work closely with curriculum developers to schedule classes. If you would like additional information about the curriculums we offer, please reach out to our team.

Peer Support Specialist Training Curriculums

Take Your Heart to Work Curriculum Training┬ę

Recovery Can Happen



July 15,16,17,23,24 (Take Your Heart to Work 40 Hours) - (Hickory, NC)



Currently there are no virtual trainings scheduled.

PREREQUISITES Take Your Heart to Work (only)

These prerequisites apply only to the in-person Take Your Heart to Work PSS curriculum. For additional information about the PSS progam please view the Additional Notes section at the bottom of this page or visit the state requirements.

  • Completion of an Advanced Assignment before attending the Peer Support Specialist training. The assignment will be emailed to participants after they have registered for the training and completed the application.
  • Completion of 20 hours of wellness training
  • Examples of approved trainings include, but not limited to:
    • Wellness Recovery Action Planning
    • Person-Centered Thinking
    • Personal Assistance in Community Existence (PACE)
    • Whole Health Action Management (WHAM)
    If lapsed in the past, training must occur after the last certification or recertification date. A maximum of eight (8) hours of training related to children and families will be accepted. If you are unsure if your wellness training is approved please contact our team.

If you are interested in the Take Your Heart to Work in-person PSS training, please click the "Register Now" button and a team member will reach out and provide you the Take Your Heart to Work training application. This is separate application form to be completed before the first day of class.


The pricing for the Peer Support Specialist trainings that we offer is set by the curriculum owner/developer. All participants must pay in full before a training begins. For more information, including the refund and cancellation policies, please review the NCCPSS Program Training Policies page.

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Please review the required documentation for certification on the state's website. WellSurgent cannot guarantee certification or make any assurances about an individual's application materials. Participants themselves should review the eligibility, training, and application criteria. The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist website will have the most up to date information.