Kansas Certified Peer Mentoring Certification (SUD)

KDADS Behavioral Health Commission announces that the Kansas Certified Peer Mentor Level One training curriculum is now an Online course. This level one training will provide for a person with lived experience as a person in sustained SUD recovery to apply for certification as a Kansas Certified Peer Mentor in Training (KCPMT). Under the KCPMT certification the peer mentor may provide up to 20 hrs. of billable client contact per week under the supervision requirements. The KCPMT certification is valid for one year from the date of issue. Within the one year the Peer Mentor must complete the level II Kansas Certified Peer Mentor (KCPM) training and make application for Certification as a KCPM. The Level II training can be taken any time within the year once the supervisor of the KCPMT verifies that the competency to deliver services has been shown. Upon Certification as a KCPM Level II the Peer Mentor may provide up to 30 billable hours of peer services per week under the required supervision. Level I training is required for all persons before Level II training may be taken.

Downloadable application documents required for certification can be found under the Training documents section below. Once the completed application and required documents are submitted, reviewed and approved by KDADS, the individual and their supervisor will receive their approval letter and the Certification document by email.

The link below will access the LearnWorlds training platform. Individuals will need to create a username and password to create their own training account. This site also contains other KDADS Advanced trainings that LearnWorlds users have access.


Click on the “Sign Up Now” button to create an account and get started.***

For questions please contact: Charles Bartlett at [email protected] or call (785) 368-6391.

Training Schedule

KDADS is providing the level II Kansas Certified Peer Mentor (KCPM) on June 3 and 10th in Salina, Kansas.  Participants must attend both  dates to qualify for certification.  Please return the registration form to Charley Bartlett ([email protected])  as soon as possible. Persons applying for the training must have been working as a Kansas Certified Peer Mentor in Training (KCPMT) under supervision for a minimum of 90 days and be recommended by their supervisor as having demonstrated competency in their performance to register for this certification training.

Kansas Certified Peer Mentor Level Two Competency Training

Training to be held on Saturday November 4th and Saturday November 11th , 2023

Each day will be from 9:00AM until 4:00PM

Both days must be completed for certification

Location:  DCCCA, 3312 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, KS  66047

Training Documents

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
Peer Mentor Path to CertificationPDF243.22 KB11 Aug, 2022 Download
BHS Certification for Peer Mentors in Kansas (KPMT/KCPM)PDF99.26 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Application for Individual Certification/ApprovalDOC160.50 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
AffirmationPDF169.21 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Code of Ethics for KPMT and KCPMPDF178.39 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Merit of Public TrustPDF177.84 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download