The Peer Specialist Supervisor application is intended for Certified Peer Specialists that meet experience requirements allowing for supervision of Peer Specialists. In addition, LPHAs that are directly supervising peers may also obtain this certification.
The Training Entity Application is intended for new entities or entities that seek to certification to train Peer Specialist and Peer Supervisors in Core and/or Supplemental requirements to meet Medicaid standards.
Instructors that are stand alone may complete the Training Entity Application.
For Peer Support as a Medicaid Benefit, the Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) has designated Wales Education Services to certify peers, peer supervisors, and peer training entities.
In order to become a Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist or Recovery Support Peer Specialist under the new Medicaid rules training must be received from a Certified Training Entity. The following trainers are approved by Wales Education Services for MHPS, RSPS and Supervisor training ( see Get Certified page for full listing):
For the most updated information on Peer Support changes under H.B. 1486, please visit Texas Health and Human Services Commission.