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Peer Support Specialist Academy

Peer Support Specialist Academy

Through the PSSA, clients receive 260 hours of classroom training and participate in a 240 hour practicum. Classes are designed to instruct and support students in a manner that will enable them to be employable at program completion (typically six months). Students who have successfully completed the academy with all certifications and have been clean and sober for one year are eligible for employment as a Kentucky Peer Support Specialist with ARC or with any behavioral health agency that bills Medicaid for addiction treatment. Through a partnership with Sullivan University graduates are eligible to receive 28 quarter college credit hours to use toward furthering their education.