By becoming a New York Certified Peer Specialist, you are recognized as a qualified professional working with individuals in the mental health system based on “The Shared Personal Experience” paradigm. READ MORE
The Academy of Peer Services (APS) is an online, on-demand, self-directed training and testing website offering a wide range of interactive multimedia courses for those seeking certification in New York State as peer specialists in mental health settings. Courses on the supervision of peer specialists are also available. APS is a collaboration between Rutgers University Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and a growing network of community collaborators. The Academy is funded through the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) Office of Consumer Affairs.