CPST provides an engaging online learning experience focused on key issues critical to providing excellent Peer Recovery Services.

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Comprehensive Peer Services Training (CPST) recognizes that Peer Recovery Services are fast becoming a mainstay in Behavioral Health Care as funding sources increase reimbursement for a variety of support services in a range of settings.

All courses meet and exceed IC&RC educational requirements for the Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist credential offered through the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers (LASACT).

CPST provides an engaging online learning experience focused on key issues critical to providing excellent Peer Recovery Services. CPST coursework fulfills IC&RC requirements in Advocacy, Mentoring and Education, Recovery and Wellness, plus Ethical Responsibility. Peer Recovery Services are provided by people who have personal, lived experience in recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders, along with support skills learned in formal training.

Credentials and certification impart recognition and standardization of services provided by peer recovery support specialists, peer recovery coaches, peer support workers, or peer recovery mentors.

Peer Recovery Specialistspersonify values of health, wellness and empowerment.

In this 75 hour, Self-Paced, Online Training Program you will Receive:

  • 1

    Skills Training and Tools

    Learn the knowledge and skills of an effective Peer Recovery Support Specialist and model the possibility of Recovery for your clients.

  • 2

    Valuable Insight

    Learn the power of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), Stages of Change, the destructive effects of drugs and alcohol as well as Ethical Guidelines for Peer Supporters.

  • 3

    Goals of a Peer Specialist

    Credentials and certification provide additional credibility to your services as a Peer Specialist.


WE are people who use OUR experience of recovery from Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders to support others in Recovery.

Peer Specialist Fundamentals

*NOTE: These 2 Courses require the purchase of a book.

  1. Addiction Care: Early Recovery requires: The Recovery Book, Al J. Mooney, M.D., Workman Publishing 2nd Ed.
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  2. Street Drugs Overview 2017 requires: Drug Identification Guide (2017)
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All courses apply toward a Certificate of Completion in Peer Recovery Support Services which will be awarded upon successful completion of the 75 hour Comprehensive Peer Services Training program (CPST). 75 hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) recognized by LASACT/ IC&RC are also included upon successful completion of this program.