How to become a certified peer support specialist in American Samoa?

Please refer the table below to know how to become a certified peer support specialist in American Samoa? In this Database you'll find all the necessary Requirements of American Samoa state to become a certified peer support specialist.

Is there a state-endorsed certification process?:It's in process.
Does the state differentiate between Mental Health Peer Support Specialists and Substance Use Peer Support Specialists?:yes
What are the educational requirements to apply for a peer specialist training program?:High school diploma
What are the personal requirements to apply for a peer specialist training program?:Lived experience (mental health, addiction or trauma)
What are the professional requirements needed to apply for a peer specialist training program?:None, but experience a plus
What are the training requirements to become a Certified Peer Specialist?:Completion of Peer Support Specialist training, one year experience and passing a test.
What is the average cost for CPS training?:$500
Other potential funding sources.:SAMHSA has funded past CPS trainings.
Is a background check required? If so, is a criminal record a disqualification for certification?:Yes. Depends on the crime committed and how long ago it was.
Where can information be found for upcoming peer support trainings?:http://backontrack684.org/
Training providers (vendors) and their contact information.:Peerlink; Intersections - Youth Peer Support.
Are Certified Peer Specialists services Medicaid reimbursable?:In process.
Is digital peer support available? Medicaid reimbursable?:Yes; not Medicaid reimbursable
Is there a statewide Peer Specialist organization?:Yes.
Name of Statewide Peer Specialists Organization:Back on Track
Peer Specialists Organization Website:https://backontrack684.org/
Peer Specialists Organization Primary Contact:Mona Uli
backontrack684@gmail.com
POB 982637,
Pago Pago,
American Samoa 96799