SECTION 354.3161. Peer Specialist Certification Renewal Training  

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  • (a) In order to qualify for renewal under §354.3207 of this subchapter (relating to Peer Specialist Certification Renewal), a peer specialist must obtain at least 20 hours of training each certification period, of which three hours must be related to the ethical responsibilities of a peer specialist.

    (b) Renewal training must be relevant to the skills required of, or services provided by, a peer specialist under this subchapter.

    (c) Renewal training may include classroom training, webinars, online training, and conferences.

    (d) Renewal training may be obtained through:

    (1) a certified training entity under this subchapter;

    (2) training pre-approved by a certification entity under this subchapter; or

    (3) training approved for continuing education for a mental health or substance use disorder professional, if the training also complies with subsection (b) of this section.

    (e) A person dually certified as a peer specialist and a peer specialist supervisor may include the six hours of training required each certification period under §354.3165 of this division (relating to Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification Renewal Training) as part of the 20 hours of training required under this section.

Source Note: The provisions of this §354.3161 adopted to be effective January 1, 2019, 43 TexReg 8573