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Term 3 Halfway Complete | New CE Courses Launched

Term 3 Halfway Complete | New CE Courses Launched

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Term 3 Update

Dear Academy Learners,

We hope you are having a productive fall. It is hard to believe we are already halfway through Term 3 (now in the 6th week of our 12-week term), and you will see some new APS continuing education CE courses (launched last week) in the Course Catalog

  •     JP1-02 NYC Justice Peer Center Kickoff

  •      Talking About Tobacco Part 3: Building Motivation for Change

  •       ThPS-00 Overview of Telehealth Peer Support and the APS Training Series

  •     ThPS-01 Competencies of Telehealth Peer Support

We are in the midst of recording a Telehealth Peer Support series, with the first two courses now available and the Course Catalog will continue to be updated as new courses are launched throughout the remainder of Term 3. Watch for these new courses as they become available.


Do you need to learn computer skills or get a refresher? Or are you working with people who are just getting started with computer skills? Free tutorials and videos are available through Goodwill Community Foundation Global (GCFGlobal)

Five GCF courses have been approved for continuing education. Look under the heading Computer Basics with GCF Global Learn in the APS Course Catalog for more information about the specific courses and how to submit a request for credit for these courses through APS.

 Lunch Time Training

Starting on October 25, our APS Interns will be offering lunchtime skill building sessions based on the Goodwill Community Foundation Courses. To register for one or more of these sessions, click here


The next webinars in the Talking About Tobacco series have been scheduled. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about becoming a champion for this potentially lifesaving cause of talking with the people you support about their tobacco use.

  • Talking About Tobacco: CHOICES and Peer Support

      October 25, 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Learn More

  •   Talking About Tobacco: Sharing Strategies and Treatments

          December 9, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Learn More

 COMMUNITY NEWS (October Newsletter)

The October Community Newsletter is now available. To access this great resource for opportunities in the peer support workforce, click here


Please note: Events in our Community Calendar and Newsletters are provided as a public service for our learners and the peer community. For information about whether an event is eligible for continuing education credit for a specific professional association, certification, or certification board, please ask the event organizer directly.

Visit the online Community Calendar for the latest events!


The Virtual Community Job Bank lists positions that have been submitted directly to us by employers who are looking for qualified peer candidates. These are updated regularly, so visit the  Job Seekers page to see the most up to date listings. Jobs in the Job Bank are listed in order of submission. Most recent jobs are listed at the top.

To view the full Job Bank on our website, visit:

If you have an opening to share or find these open jobs reports helpful, let us know. If you can think of anything else to add, send email to

Job Openings are provided as a public service for our learners and the peer support community. For more information about a specific job, please contact the employer directly.



If you have questions related to the Academy of Peer Services online courses, contact our User Support Specialist, Maryam: 



Join us on Tuesday Evenings for our APS Networking Meeting

Every Tuesday, 5:15 – 6:30 pm

Learn More



Visit and explore our Virtual Learning Community website.

There are job openings, opportunities to participate in research, learn about and contribute to new resources, a blog site and more.


The site is updated regularly.

To receive updates, join our free Virtual Learning Community mailing list.

 To sign up, click here

If you have an announcement or information you would like to share, send email to

Reminder: Term 3 will end at 5:00 pm on November 29, 2021.
The core courses will close for scheduled maintenance until the start of Term 1, on January 7, 2022.

Thank you. Enjoy the Fall!
APS Team!

This is an informational message from the Academy of Peer Services (APS) and the APS Virtual Learning Community, to provide news, job announcements, and other opportunities for the peer support workforce in New York State.