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Training Provider Curriculum Approval Processes

The links below provide information about curriculum approval processes outlined in Title 908, Chapter 2 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations, which authorizes entities to teach the required training that allows individuals to become certified Community Support Associates, Peer Support Specialists, and Targeted Case Managers in Kentucky..

Click on a link below for more information about that area of interest.

Certification Requirements

How to Become a Community Support Associate (CSA) in Kentucky

To become a Community Support Associate, an individual must complete the initial 10-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the "CSA Training Providers" link in Related Links.

How to Become a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) in Kentucky

Adult Peer Support Specialist (APSS)

To become an Adult Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the "PSS Training Providers: Adult" link in Related Links.

Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS)

To become a Family Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the "PSS Training Providers: Family" link in Related Links.

Youth Peer Support Specialist (YPSS)

To become a Youth Peer Support Specialist, an individual must complete the initial 30-hour training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the "PSS Training Providers: Youth" link in Related Links.

Alcohol and Other Drug Entities
Continuing Education Requirements for Peer Support Specialists

Pursuant to 908 KAR 2:220, 908 KAR 2:230, and 908 KAR 2:240, all peer support specialists are required to complete only 6 hours of continuing education annually.

If the peer support specialist falls under 908 KAR 1:370—alcohol and other drug entities—then the peer support specialist is required to complete only 10 hours of continuing education in alcohol and other drug-relevant training annually.

How to Become a Targeted Case Manager (TCM) in Kentucky

To become a Targeted Case Manager, an individual must complete the initial 12-hour training plus the additional 6-hour specialty training with an approved training provider.

For questions regarding the schedule of training, cost of training, etc., please contact your nearest approved training provider from the "TCM Training Providers" link in Related Links.

Alcohol and Other Drug Entities
Continuing Education Requirements for Targeted Case Managers

Pursuant to 908 KAR 2:260, all targeted case managers are required to complete only 6 hours of continuing education annually.

If the peer support specialist falls under 908 KAR 1:370—alcohol and other drug entities—then the peer support specialist is required to complete only 10 hours of continuing education in alcohol and other drug-relevant training annually.

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