Peer Support Certification

S.T.A.R. offers a 4-day Hybrid Peer Support Certification Course twice per month. Participants have the option for In-person or Zoom participation. The Peer Support Training curriculum is comprehensive and developed in part by experienced peer support specialists. Our curriculum is interactive and consist of group discussion, module presentations, and role-playing activities to reinforce the training modules.

This course is designed to prepare you for certification as a Peer Support Specialist. You will gain the skills and knowledge that you need to help others in their individual recovery journey. All graduates will earn the credential required to work as a peer support specialist.

Graduates of the course are issued a certificate of completion that credentials and can qualify them to work as a Peer & Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS), Peer Support, Peer Mentor, as well as, other entry-level healthcare worker positions.

The course meets or exceeds the competency standards established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is approved and recognized by AHCCCS.

Course Training Days:

Course training days are usually Monday – Thursday, unless otherwise specified in the dates below. Course times will always be 8 am – 4 pm.


  • March 4th – March 8th
  • March 18th – March 21st


  • April 1st – April 4th
  • April 15th – April 18th


  • May 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
  • May 28th – May 31st (Tuesday – Friday).


  • June 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).
  • June 24th – June 27th


  • July 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).
  • July 22nd – 25th

Eligibility Requirements: There are 2 options to participate.

  1. AHCCCS – participants must have appropriate AHCCCS coverage and submit a Referral Request Packet, including a current Assessment and Treatment Plan. (The referral packet will be emailed upon request).


  1. Self-Pay $400.00 – participants must submit an AHCCCS 963 Peer Support Training application ONLY. (The Application will be emailed upon request).

To Register or for more information: Contact the S.T.A.R. Training Manager

Irene Prieto


Telephone: (602) 527-5591


Peer Support Certification

Peer Support