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The Academy of Peer Service online courses are a step toward peer specialist certification. If you are seeking certification in New York State, review the application on the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board website to be sure you will have what you need to qualify: .

Requesting Credit for Board Approved Continuing Education
The Certification Board periodically approves conference workshops and training offered outside of the Academy of Peer Services for continuing education credit. If you receive a certificate from a workshop or training program has been approved by the NYPSCB (Certification Board) for credit, you can use the Request Credit feature in the Academy of Peer Services to have that credit recognized. Upon Board verification, it will appear in your APS Learner Transcript. For instructions on how to Request Credit, click here

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