Submit a Letter of Reference

Both peer support specialist training applicants and training applicants' references can use the link below to submit letters of reference.

References must be individuals who are familiar with the training applicant's mental health recovery process and strength in recovery. Letters of reference may be written by an applicant's counselor or mental health service provider, employer, teacher, volunteer supervisor, clergy, or friend/family member who can speak to the applicant's strength in mental health or co-occurring recovery.

References should describe the following in their letter:

  • Their relationship to the training applicant

  • How they have been a part of or witnessed the applicant's mental health recovery process

  • Factors that show the applicant is strong in their mental health recovery and has the ability to role model strength in recovery to others

  • Why they believe the applicant is qualified to share their lived experience with mental illness and recovery with others on a recovery journey