Kansas Certified Peer Specialist Training (MH)

KCPS Logo - two stick figures stand in front of a curving road; next to them is the text "Kansas Certified Peer Specialists." The I in Certified is topped by a little yellow flame.

At long last, the Kansas Certified Peer Specialist training is ready to go! Again, we thank you for your patience as we have attempted to make this training a valuable resource for you and those who will be utilizing it for workforce development. It is our desire and intention to continue to grow and strengthen our peer workforce by making training accessible and consistent. Training now occurs in two parts: Level One for certification as a Kansas Certified Peer Specialist in Training (KCPST) which is an online, self-paced format and Level Two for certification as a Kansas Certified Peer Specialist, which is a 2.5 day in person training that will be offered up to 4 times per year in varying locations around the state.

Information on each of these leveled trainings and instructions regarding application for certification are available under the Training Documents section below, including the downloadable PDF document entitled “Behavioral Health Services Certification for Peer Specialists in Kansas”.  In addition, the downloadable PDF document entitled “Frequently Asked Questions” will be a helpful resource as well.

For questions or comments, please contact Carrie Billbe.

Advanced Trainings Are Now Available

These advanced trainings can now be found at https://kansascpstraining.getlearnworlds.com:

  • KCPS Safety Training
  • Peer Support Supervisor Training
  • KCPS Values and Ethics Training
  • Peer Support Action Planning Training

Upcoming Trainings

KANSAS CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST (KCPS) LEVEL TWO TRAINING 

  • MARCH 23-25, 2022
    • VIRTUAL TRAINING WITH ZOOM
  • APRIL 20-22, 2022
    • VIRTUAL TRAINING WITH ZOOM
  • MAY 18-20, 2022
    • VIRTUAL TRAINING WITH ZOOM

**REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND KCPS LEVEL TWO TRAINING**:

**PARTICIPANTS IN THE VIRTUAL ZOOM TRAININGS WILL NEED TO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND USE OF A COMPUTER WITH VIDEO**

  • Must have completed and passed KCPS Level One Training Online
  • Submitted application to KDADS for approval as a Kansas Certified Peer Specialist in Training (KCPST)
  • Received KCPST approval certificate from KDADS
  • Submitted Level Two Training Application Packet (consisting of the registration form and the supervisor approval form) to KDADS

Online Training Link

To access the online Level One Training, please go to: https://kansascpstraining.getlearnworlds.com.
Click on the "Sign Up Now" button to create an account and get started.

Training Documents

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
May 2022 L2 Registration PacketPDF259.39 KB09 Mar, 2022 Download
April 2022 L2 Registration PacketPDF259.59 KB09 Mar, 2022 Download
KCPST ApplicationPDF465.49 KB09 Mar, 2022 Download
Application for Full CertificationPDF483.81 KB09 Mar, 2022 Download
March 2022 L2 Registration PacketPDF260.01 KB09 Mar, 2022 Download
Frequently Asked QuestionsPDF95.65 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Behavioral Health Services Certification for Peer Specialists in KansasPDF103.46 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Code of EthicsPDF46.25 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Merit of Public TrustPDF65.95 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Affirmation for AllPDF169.21 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download