Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Certification Process

For more additional information here’s the link for OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporters

Re-Certification Process

Effective April 07, 2022, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has changed the process for becoming an Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.

All Certified Peer Recovery Supporters must register with E-License.   https://elicense.ohio.gov/OH_CommunitiesLogin

For information, please go to: https://mha.ohio.gov/community-partners/peer-supporters or contact the Technical Assistance hubs below.

Peer Support Certification
OhioPRO partners with peer organizations to create Peer eLicensing/Certification Technical Assistance Hubs.

Five peer organizations have partnered with OhioPRO and OhioMHAS to create technical assistance call centers for peers. These centers will be staffed by certified peer recovery supporters who will be available to answer any questions regarding the new eLicensing platform. They have received training so that they may provide information and answer any questions related to peer recovery supporter certification or recertification.

If you have any questions regarding eLicensing, certification, or recertification, please contact any of the individuals below.

Emily Werner at (419)901-6558 or ehubsupport@artisansrecovery.org; Sandusky Artisans

Ashley Smithson at (937)528-6399 or certificationassistancehub@gesmv.org; Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

Andrea McCrate at (513)579-5416 or prscertification@recoverycenterhc.org; The Recovery Center of Hamilton County

Richard Otto at (740)592-2690 or gatheringplace45701@gmail.com; The Gathering Place

Gary Krathefer at (614)453-4841 or gkrafthefer@thepeercenter.org; The PEER Center

Each of the individuals above will be available to respond to questions from Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2pm.

If you have any questions about contacting these individuals/organizations, please contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at mkrause@ohio-pro.com

Initial application walk through: Click Here

Re-certification YouTube link: Click Here 

Thank you for your dedication to the peers of Ohio. 

Please keep in mind that there are specific categories (competencies) that must meet the minimum required hours listed below:

(i) Ethics -3 hours

(ii) Boundaries -3 hours

(iii) Diversity and inclusion/cultural sensitivity – 2-hours

(iv) System navigation and care coordination -1- hour

(v) Trauma informed care – 2-hours

(vi) Human trafficking – 1-hour

(vii) Behavioral health knowledge – 1hour

(viii) Basic principles related to health and wellness – 1- hour

(ix) Principles of coaching as applied to the delivery of peer services – 2- hours