Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Application ONLINE
We are delighted that you are interested in this unique training! The CPS team at The Kiva Centers is honored to interview each candidate. We select students who have experience in peer support to participate in the training and certification exam, preparing CPSs to work in a variety of settings.
We consider all 3 parts of your application packet: 1) this online application, 2) your interview 3) two letters of reference. Please complete the form below.
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.
We encourage you to request letters as soon as you begin the application. Some applicants request letters from more than 2 people to help ensure they will be done before your interview.
A short statement from a professional who knows you, preferably a Certified Peer Specialist. Describing your professional experience and or your work ethics, preferably related to your involvement in Peer work. Potential references include employers, volunteer supervisors, educators, friends, or other people that know you well. We are interested in your ability to form supportive relationships and any experience you have with peer support.
One letter of recommendation must be from someone directly involved in peer support.
Family members may not provide letters of recommendation. Recommendations from treatment providers detailing your “mental health diagnosis” and treatment are discouraged.
Please do the following:
1) Complete this application
2) Schedule an interview (link will be sent to you once we receive your application)
3) Upload your letters of reference now or later (no later than 2 business days prior to your scheduled interview)