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Approval in Kentucky

Team Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services CE Information

Applies To:

  • Kentucky Peer Support Specialists
    • APSS
    • FPSS
    • YPSS

Adult Peer Support Specialist (APSS)

INITIAL: To become an Adult Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the Adult Peer Support Specialist Approved Curricula: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-adult.pdf

RENEWAL: Successfully complete, maintain, and submit to the department documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

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Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS)

INITIAL: To become a Family Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the Family Peer Support Specialist Approved Curricula: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-family.pdf

RENEWAL: Successfully complete, maintain, and submit to the department documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

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Youth Peer Support Specialist (YPSS)

INITIAL: To become a Youth Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the Youth Peer Support Specialist Approved Curricula: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-youth.pdf

RENEWAL: Complete and maintain documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year; and After employment as a YPSS, complete the department approved Youth Peer Support 101 training. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

Board Contact Info

Team Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main Street 4WF
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4527 | (800) 374-9146
https://dbhdid.ky.gov/

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Adult Peer Support Specialist

To become an Adult Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider. Approved training providers: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-adult.pdf

After initial certification, 6 hours of related training or education are required in each subsequent year. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

No You cannot use online courses for your initial APSS credential.

Credential Renewal

6 CE credit hours required for renewal.

No You can't use online courses for renewing your APSS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Family Peer Support Specialist

To become a Family Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider. Approved training providers: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-family.pdf

After initial certification, 6 hours of related training or education are required in each subsequent year. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

No You cannot use online courses for your initial FPSS credential.

Credential Renewal

6 CE credit hours required for renewal.

No You can't use online courses for renewing your FPSS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Youth Peer Support Specialist

To become a Youth Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider. Approved training providers: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/approved-youth.pdf

After initial certification, 6 hours of related training or education are required in each subsequent year; and After employment as a YPSS, you must complete the department approved Youth Peer Support 101 training. Approved webinars and trainings: https://dbhdid.ky.gov/documents/dbh/pss/faq.pdf

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

No You cannot use online courses for your initial YPSS credential.

Credential Renewal

6 CE credit hours required for renewal.

No You can't use online courses for renewing your YPSS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

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