TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
The Certification exam is administered three times per year, approximately one month after each training session. The certification exam is held at the offices of the GA Mental Health Consumer Network in Decatur, GA. approximately 1 month after the training. Training participants receive their testing date during the final morning of the training. Graduates of the training are allowed to take the exam up to three times. If they have not received their certification on the third attempt, they are asked to re-take the training if they want to test again. Graduates must take the exam within one year of the completion of their training class.
2013 CPS TESTING SCHEDULE
First TestingApril 8-16 Sign-up begins April 1 Second TestingJuly 22-30 Sign-up begins July 15 Third Testing October 21-29 Sign-up begins October 14 Fourth Testing Dates TBA
POLICY FOR RECOGNIZING OUT OF STATE CERTIFICATIONS:
The GA CPS Project has recently established a process for those who have been certified in other states to receive their certification as a GA Certified Peer Specialist. The process is as follows:
1. The peer must fax a copy of their out-of-state certification to
the GA CPS project.
2. There will be an $85.00 exam registration fee to be paid the GA
Mental Health Consumer Network.
3. Preference of testing dates will be given using the following
a. Graduates of the most recent training class will be
given first preference of testing dates.
b. Peers who have attempted the exam at least once, and
who take advantage of the tutoring offered before each testing will be given
second preference of testing dates.
c. Other GA training graduates who have graduated from
the training will be given third preference of testing dates.
d. Those with an out-of-state certification will be
given fourth preference of testing dates on a space available basis.