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The Academy of Peer Services (APS) is an online, on-demand, self-directed training and testing website offering a wide range of interactive multimedia courses for those seeking certification as peer specialists. Courses on the supervision of peer specialists are also available.

APS is a collaboration between Rutgers University, The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), and community partners. It is funded through the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH). 

While designed for the certification of peer specialists, anyone with an interest in learning more about peer support is welcome to take courses.

Enrollment is free and open to all.
Terms of Use
For a downloadable brochure, click here.

APS Term Start/ End Dates

2020 Term 1
Open 1/6/20 Close 3/30/20

2020 Term 2
Open 4/27/20 Close 7/20/20

2020 Term 3
Open 8/17/20 Close 11/23/20


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