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2016 CPS Project Schedule


Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. You may be requested to provide a copy of this document. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated by their responses on the pre-test. (Please do not type any portion of the application and pre-test, and do not have anyone fill out either of these forms for you.) You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training). Please feel free to contact the Project if you have any questions about your qualifications

Peers who are interested in becoming a Certified Peer Specialist apply through the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project manager. Candidates are selected for the training based on their employment status and the ability to meet the training guidelines. Consumers who are currently employed by a public or private provider of Medicaid billable services are considered for acceptance first. A peer who has distinguished them self as a peer leader and is being sponsored by a Medicaid provider for possible hire is given next priority. Consumers who work within a peer service that does not bill Medicaid or a consumer that is seeking certification to improve their marketability are given next priority. This system was devised to assist program providers in meeting the guidelines that have been set by Medicaid


53. June 2016 in Augusta, GA
52. March 2016 in Warner Robbins, GA
51. December 2015 in Duluth, GA
50. October 2015 in Savannah, GA
49. September 2015 in Albany, GA
48. June 2015 in Augusta, GA
47. March 2015 in Macon, GA
46. December 2014 in Duluth, GA
45. October 2014 in Savannah, GA
44. September 2014 in Albany, GA
43. June 2014 in Augusta, GA
42. March 2014 in Macon, GA
41. December 2013 in Decatur, GA
40. September 2013 in Macon, GA
39. July 2013 in Tifton, GA
38. June 2013 in Decatur, GA
37. February-March 2013 in St. Simons Island, GA
36. November 2012 in Norcross, GA
35. September 2012 in Macon, GA
34. May 2012 in Norcross, GA
33. February-March 2012 in Norcross, GA
32. October 2011 in St Simons Island, GA
31. August 2011 in Norcross, GA
30. March 2011 in Norcross, GA
29. October-November 2010 in St Simons Island, GA
28. August 2010 in Norcross, GA
27. February 2010 in Norcross, GA
26. October 2009 in St Simons Island, GA
25. July 2009 in Norcross, GA
24. February 2009 in Norcross, GA
23. September 2008 in St. Simons Island, GA
22. July 2008 in Norcross, GA
21. March 2008 in St. Simons Island, GA
20. October-November 2007 in in Norcross, GA
19. August 2007 in St. Simons Island, GA
18. March 2007 in Norcross, GA
17. November-December 2006 in St. Simons Island, GA
16. September 2006 in Norcross, GA
15. March 2006 in St. Simons Island, GA
14. December 2005 in Helen, GA
13. June 2005 in St. Simons Island, GA
12. March 2005 in St. Simons Island, GA
11. December 2004 in St. Simons Island, GA
10. July 2004 in Dahlonega, GA
  9. April 2004 in Dahlonega, GA
  8. December 2003 in St. Simons Island, GA
  7. August 2003 in Dahlonega, GA
  6. April 2003 in Milledgeville, GA.
  5. November 2002 - St. Simons Island, GA.
  4. October 2002 - North GA Mountains
  3. April 2002 – Atlanta, GA
  2. February 2002 – Macon, GA
  1. October. 2001 – Pilot training held at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

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