A committee from COPA has been working with the newly adopted Peer & Family Support Credential and recently informed PCA that they would be introducing and doing the initial marketing for this credential at our Recovery Month Event. We are excited and honored that this will be the debut of the peer credential:
Combined Core Competencies for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators
Education: HS/GED, 60 hours with 10 hours each in first 3 domains. During Grandfathering period, applicants may count hours from trainings taken up to the last 10 years prior to the application date with some trainings being in the last 5 years. Persons outside grand parenting period can only count training in the last 5 years.
Supervision: 50 hours, specific to domains, maximum of 25 hours of group supervision.
Experience: 500 hours volunteer or paid work experience specific to domain.
Must sign the Code of Ethics.”
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support (10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)