The Peer Support Specialist Program
Sign up for peer support specialist training and learn how to help others overcome dependencies on their long road to recovery.
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Online Career Training: A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success
You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in peer support specialist training, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. The best part is that you could take the first big step right now.
103 Hours of Study
4 Months Program Access
$34,255 Average Annual Salary*
23.22% Predicted 10-Year Job Growth*
Unleash your full potential for a more fulfilling life and career. We’ll help.
This Could be the Perfect Job for You
Are you compassionate? Empathetic? Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills? If you’ve experienced your own mental health or substance abuse issues in the past (and learned to manage your illness), then you’ll probably find working as a peer support specialist to be incredibly rewarding.See full job description >>
3 Reasons to Complete Your Peer Support Specialist Training With CareerStep
Get 4 months of full access.
Learning something entirely new under the pressure of rigid schedules and deadlines can be frustrating—that’s why you’ll get 4 months of full program access.
Study on your schedule.
24/7 Web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want, fitting training in and around your everyday life.
Enjoy flexible payment plans.
Our Peer Support Specialist program is priced to help you get the most out of your training without taking a massive financial hit.
1. Start today.
Begin your training (and transformation) right now.
2. Learn your way.
Complete your training on your own terms.
3. Get hire-ready.
Prepare to take valuable certification exams.
Ready to Dive In?
Sign up online now to start the Substance Abuse Counselor program.
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We developed our Peer Support Specialist program to provide a comprehensive overview of what substance abuse is, as well as various approaches you can use to help future clients and/or patients recover.
- > 4 Months Full Access
- > Self-Paced Study
- > Anywhere, Anytime Learning
- > 1:1 (Human) Support
What You’ll Learn
This specific peer support specialist training program is all about bridging the gap between diagnosis and treatment as patients attempt to break free from the shackles of drug and alcohol dependence—and other mental health struggles.
We’ll provide the foundational knowledge you need to navigate the unique complexities of substance abuse.
The diagnosis and treatment of patients can be challenging. We’ll make sure you have all the tools you need to do it right.
You’ll learn how to keep patients on task and on the road to recovery.
We’ll help you gain a greater understanding of how empathy can inspire trust and help build solid worker-client relationships.
Substance Abuse Counselor Training FAQs
How much do peer support specialists make?
There’s something about working in a field that is meaningful and pays well—particularly in a world where more and more professionals are looking to make a real difference in the lives of others. According to Glassdoor, the average peer support specialist salary is just above $34,255 per year.
Is financial assistance available?
CareerStep offers a variety of flexible payment options, installment plans, and even discounts for U.S. veterans, Active Duty service members, and their spouses. As CareerStep is not an educational institution, we cannot offer—or accept—traditional financial aid, such as student scholarships, loans, and grants through FAFSA. However, our low-cost training programs are affordably priced and our goal is to find a payment solution that meets your needs.
How long is the Peer Support Specialist Program?
With approximately 103 training hours, broken out into 5 individual courses, this is a program that’s incredibly thorough, but won’t take years off your life. Complete your training online by investing 10 hour per week, and you could possibly start working in as little as 4 months.
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Paying up front is the best way to demonstrate your financial prowess, but sometimes you need some wiggle room. That’s why we offer payment plans.
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program offers funding for eligible military spouses. You could take the CareerStep substance abuse counselor program without glancing at your bank account.