Academy of Peer Services

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Academy of Peer Services

194 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12210
(User Support)
M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM.

* Provides online, on-demand, self-directed training and testing for those seeking certification as peer specialists.
  • Includes wide variety of interactive multimedia courses
  • Includes courses on the supervision of Peer Specialists
  • Links participants to certification through the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board

* Provides a virtual learning community for peer specialists at

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

Application Process: Visit website.

Fees: Enrollment is free.

Coverage Note: New York State.

Cultural Competency: Cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion training for staff, Staff reflects population served


Academy of Peer Services is a website offering a wide range of interactive multimedia courses for those seeking certification as peer specialists. APS is a collaboration between the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), Rutgers University, and community partners. APS is funded through the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH).