This Guide is designed as a study aid to help prepare for and pass the Rhode Island Peer Recovery Specialist Certification Exam. The content of the Guide is based on the knowledge, skills and job tasks derived from the 2013 Peer Recovery Job Analysis conducted by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which sets standards and develops examinations for the credentialing of prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals. The Guide was developed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in consultation with BHDDH, subject matter experts in the behavioral health field, and input from peer recovery specialists who have taken the certification exam, or are working in recovery settings in Rhode Island.
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.