The following trainings are being offered by On Our Own of Maryland during the month of July, 2021. Please contact Michael Madsen, Training Coordinator for more information

Mastering Telemedicine
1 Recovery/Wellness CEU
This one-hour virtual webinar will break down exactly what telemedicine is and how to get the most out of your virtual health care visit with a range of tips and advice on engaging with telemedicine.
Stigma … In Our Work, In Our Lives
1.83 CEUs – 1 Recovery/Wellness & 0.83 Advocacy
This webinar allows participants to deepen their understanding and awareness of how stigma affects everyone in the behavioral health community, including themselves, and to formulate strategies for reducing stigma personally and professionally.
Ethics and Boundaries for Peer Recovery Specialists
1 Ethics CEU
Join On Our Own of Maryland as we review information about the ethical requirement of establishing and maintaining boundaries, establishing boundaries as a means of self-care, and the basics of confidentiality.
Stigma and Behavioral Health: Why It Matters and What You Can Do
0.5 Ethics CEUs


This 30-minute webinar briefly explores what stigma is, how it plays out, and what we can do about it.

On Our Own of Frederick is hosting two in-person/zoom hybrid training classes in the month of July. For your convenience both of the trainings will be conducted as a “Hybrid” training class that will be provided in person and via zoom at the same time. The in person location is: 22 South Market Street, Frederick MD and the zoom login information will be provided to you after you register through Eventbrite. 


Tickets are $50 each, and light refreshments will be provided to those who attend the training in person.
On July 21st, we will facilitate “Peer Mentoring: The 2-Way Street”, a three-hour workshop that delves a little deeper into peer support relationships for those interested in acquiring their CPRS. We will talk about language, connection, and fostering safe spaces for the peers we work with. Includes 3 CEUs in Mentoring/Education.
On July 28th, we will facilitate “Ethics & Advocacy: A Closer Look”, a two-hour workshop that combines an introduction into navigating the unique challenges of  peer support ethics, and how to support peers in advocating for themselves. Includes 2 CEUs, 1 Ethics/1 Advocacy.
For questions, please reach out to the trainer, Charisa Billigmeier at

Choices Recovery Trainings Schedule for MABPCB Approved Provider No. 65423-EP   Peer Recovery Coach Training WEEKDAYS: Virtual training. Begins July 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021 (must attend all five days) $375.00. For more information and registration click here .

Christian Community Peer Recovery Coach Training – Virtual training runs five consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 15, to July 15, 2021, 600 pm- 9.15 pm each day, (must attend all classes to obtain a certificate of completion). For more information and registration click here.

Motivational Interviewing Basics: Motivate for behavior change through conversation. Virtual training. Learn the foundations of MI to strengthen your service delivery and improve outcomes. Click here to register for the August 17 & 24, 2021 10 am – 4:00 pm. 10 CEs. $95.00 per person.

Suicide Prevention for Non-clinical Workers: Virtual training. August 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST. 6 CEs. Visit here  for more information and registration. Available to all states. $75.00 per person.  Choices Recovery Trainings • •

On Our Own of Maryland’s WRAP Outreach Project will be presenting the 5 day WRAP Facilitator Training August 9-13, 2021 at H.O.P.E in Baltimore.  Details can be found in the attached registration brochure.  Please note there are no scholarships for this training.  If you are interested in this training, please complete and return the attached application as soon as possible, and mail your registration and payment for receipt by August 6th.  Please contact Denise Camp at with any questions. 5 DAY FACILITATOR APPLICATION AUGUST 2021  AUGUST 2021 5 DAY FACILITATOR BROCHURE

 WORK LIFE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, LLC is Pleased To Announce Upcoming CEU Training Events for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Drug and Alcohol Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialists!!!


**There is a 50% non-refundable cancellation fee**
Drugs 101 (2 CEU’S-Virtual) *This course will provide an overview of illegal, prescription, and other common drugs of abuse—including opiates and opioids, stimulants, depressants, and more. Participants will also learn about the health consequences of drug abuse as well as forms of treatment for specific drugs.  July 28, 2021, 9-11am, $40.00, Click Here to Register Pay: 
Integrating Peers into a Clinical Practice (3 CEU’s-Virtual) *This course will help clinicians and administrators better understand the role and functions of a Peer Recovery Specialist, and how to integrate individuals with lived experience into a traditional clinical setting to improve treatment outcomes.
 July 28, 2021, 12-3pm, $45.00, Click Here to Register and Pay: Integrating Peers Payment Link
Adult Mental Health First Aid (In Person)  August 9, 2021,  9-4:30pm,  $125.00, To register: Click the link below to make payment and send an email to with your name, email address, phone number and occupation
Youth Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)  August 12, 2021, 9-4:30pm,  $125.00, Deadline to Register: August 1, 2021
To register: Click the link below to make payment and send an email to with your name, email address, phone number and occupation Youth MHFA Virtual Payment Link
Adult Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)  August 16, 2021,  9-4:30pm,  $125.00, Deadline to Register: August 5, 2021
To register: Click the link below to make payment and send an email to with your name, email address, phone number and occupation  Adult MHFA Virtual Payment Link
About the Trainers: LaToya Nkongolo is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor. LaToya has worked in the fields of addiction and mental health for 22 years as a clinician and administrator. LaToya is the co-owner of Work Life Behavioral Health Clinic located in Glen Burnie, MD and an Adjunct Professor in the addictions program at Anne Arundel Community College.
Tangelia “Dr. WorthIt” Terrell is a certified, experienced trainer in Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid. She has trained hundreds of individuals in the needed skills of helping someone who is developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. She also helps participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
*Each Training is approved by MABPCB and NAADAC for RECERTIFICATION ONLY of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Drug and Alcohol Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialists.
*Each Training will be held via ZOOM unless otherwise noted
If you have any questions regarding trainings, please contact Work Life Behavioral Health at (410) 487-6052 or


SAMHSA Webinar – Peer support services are evidence-based practices that produce demonstrable outcomes with those who are served. Peer support workers use their lived experience and specialized training to guide, support, and educate people in or seeking recovery. While peer support services have expanded greatly, there still are significant knowledge gaps among policy makers, providers and others regarding their efficacy. REGISTER HERE If you are in need of additional Domain training hours.

Magellen Health offers 1 hour Peer trainings that are approved MABPCB. Copy and paste the link and follow the instructions.

Additional Peer Trainings can be found on the BHA – Office of Workforce Development website. Here is the link:



MABPCB has provided a comprehensive listing of all APPROVED Organizational Providers for Maryland Approved trainings. Please review the listing prior to participating in a training to ensure the provider and their respective training have been vetted by MABPCB. Training certificates submitted by an applicant without an organizational provider number or status, will not be accepted for any MABPCB certification.

MABPCB Organizational Provider Listing February 2021

MABPCB offers the opportunity for organization to obtain the status of Organization Provider to be able to provide educational curriculum and various approved training classes to the individuals that hold a behavioral health credential through IC&RC. If your organization is interested in becoming an Organizational Provider. Please review the application  MABPCB Organizational Provider Application 2020. The first page of the application must be completed to qualify for organizational status. The second page of the application must be completed for each individual training curriculum to be reviewed an approved.


MABPCB Approved Trainings – January 2021

MABPCB offer the opportunity for individuals to submit various training curriculum to be reviewed and approved that DO NOT hold an organizational provider status. If you are interested in having a training approved for use with any of the MABPCP Credentials, (i.e. CCDC, CCPJ, CCS, CCDP, CPRS) please complete the application and submit for review and approval. MABPCB Training CEU Application.

If you have taken a training and unsure if it has been approved by MABPCB, please submit the MABPCB Training CEU application for review and approval


MABPCB has a pre-approved listing of all training curriculum in Maryland. If you have taken a training and it is not listed, please contact the Board Administrator for further information.  MABPCB Approved Training 1-2021

NAMI Pre-Approved Training for CPRS Domains


 Basic Communication & Conflict Management Skills – Mentoring/Education               Intentional Peer Support – A Different Kind of Relationship – Recovery Wellness     Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice – Recovery/Wellness                                         Peer Support Services in Substance Use Disorder Recovery – Advocacy                                 Peer Support: The Basics & Beyond – Advocacy                                                           Supporting Individuals In Early Recovery – Recovery/Wellness                                           Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for Clinicians & Peer Support Specialist –            Recovery/Wellness

Magellan Health offers several MABPCB approved training. Please click on the following website for additional 1 hour training. Magellan Health | Continuing Education

The IC&RC’s Exam Preparation information can be found here:

Training Archives

2019 Maryland Peer Training Schedule UPDATED 3/4/2019

2018 Maryland Peer Training Schedule  UPDATED 11/9/2018

MABPCB will allow up to ten (10) online CEUs to be applied toward the CCDP recertification. Other MABPCB credential holders may elect to use these courses as well, as long as they meet domain requirements and are not greater than one-quarter of the hours requirement. Of course, these trainings are open to any professional, no matter their certification or licensing board.

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79 Responses to Trainings

  1. Jessica says:

    Hello…. I am very interested in getting CPRS. I also have been working towards my associates in Addiction Counseling. My question is funds are definitely tight being a single parent and my husband recently passing. Do you have any recommendations/resources you can point me in the direction of to help with funding by chance?

    • MABPCB says:

      In the case of funding for CPRS courses, you may want to check with the training organization for scholarship slots for the courses you are seeking to participate. There is also a funding opportunity to pay for the application fees associated with the CPRS credential. Please visit the website Home Page for more information.

  2. Kara Saltzman says:

    Hi, I am interested in becoming certified for peer support. I was wondering how to go about doing so because I noticed most of the training sessions were for people who are already certified. I was also wondering what the requirements are. Thank you.

  3. Dee Renshaw says:

    I am interested in becoming a peer support specialist. However, I can not find where I go to get training. I would appreciate if you could lead me in the right direction. Thank you for your time.

  4. Rebecca smith says:

    Hi. What are the steps I need to do to become a recovery peer specialist? Which classes do I need to keep a look out for? I am a bit confused while reading through the website.

  5. Patricia Pleasanton says:

    All the courses for peer support training mention re certification. Do they also count fo initial certification and are there any night time?

    • MABPCB says:

      Many courses are identified specifically for individual who already hold the CPRS status. Any training that does not identify specifically for recertification can be taken.

  6. Patricia Schleeter says:

    I am extremely interested in the forensic Peer classification. I currently work in our local jail as a CPRS. I have not seen any trainings for this yet. Are there any coming up?

  7. Jamilah McDonald says:

    Hello, I am interested in the Peer Support Specialist certification. Please let me know what I need to do to enroll.


    • MABPCB says:

      Greetings, please review the CPRS application manual to gain an understanding of all that will be required to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.

  8. Beth Murrow says:

    I noticed that the Relias Learnings are approved for CEUs. It says varies under credits, which I assume it will tell you when you complete it. However, are ALL the learning through them good to take and would it tell us under what categories it falls?

    • MABPCB says:

      The online training through Relias are good for re-certification, because they do not identify domains. Peer are only eligible to submit 2.5 hours on online training for re-certification and 5 hours for initial certification.

  9. linda Williams says:

    Will there be another Ethics class coming soon? I was told there’s one coming to Towson next month.

  10. Crystal Toomer says:

    There is a view hours needed for me to become a certified peer are there any upcoming class.

  11. Joanne Milller says:

    Pleased forward any training regarding substance abuse and addiction treatment in the Baltimore, Maryland Area.
    Thank you,
    Joanne Miller

  12. Susan Basil says:

    oops…Peer Recovery Specialist

  13. Joyce king says:

    Hello my name is joyce king , I currently hold my certification for Recovery support specialist, I’m looking for classes to keep my certification which is up in December 2018 , I reside in Hagerstown Maryland is there any classes close to here I reside My email is Thank you. Jk

  14. MABPCB says:


    MABPCB does not send out updated training information, please check the website periodically for new training listings.

  15. MABPCB says:

    Please check the website for upcoming domain trainings.

  16. MABPCB says:

    What type of training are you looking for?

    • MABPCB says:

      Please download the CPRS application Manual from the CPRS webpage and you will be able to locate some of the training session that are Approved by MABPCB. You can also review the section Upcoming Training to learn of trainings being offered across the State of Maryland.

  17. MABPCB says:

    Ms. Coleman, there are some online training’s that you can participate in for domain training’s. However, you are only allowed to have 5 online training hours.

  18. MABPCB says:

    The breakdown for the Youth training is the same as the Adult training.

  19. MABPCB says:

    Please contact DRi-Dock for training information for the Eastern Shore.

  20. MABPCB says:

    Please click on the CPRS page of this website which is located below the picture on the HOME page and scroll down to the section titled “UPCOMING TRAININGS” for information on all trainings being offered by MABPCB and other partnering agencies in Maryland.

  21. MABPCB says:

    Please check with the local Health Department in your jurisdiction and check the CPRS page for upcoming trainings across the state.

  22. Jenn says:

    Good Morning, I am trying to sift through all this information to figure out exactly what the first step in becoming a recovery support specialist is. Can you please let me know how to get started? Thank you.

  23. Allison Williams says:

    I am interested in getting certified as Recovery Support Specialist. Can you contact me 443-722-1886 or email me with information.
    Thank you

  24. Coriless Jones says:

    Thank you for the information. I have 8 people working towards their certification. Please keep us updated. Thank you for all you are doing for us.

  25. Melvina Hall says:

    When will there be trainings for re-certification this year 2017

    • MABPCB says:

      Please stay tuned there for upcoming revised Domain trainings. There are also other new trainings that are being offered that can be used for recertification. Please visit the CPRS webpage.

  26. Glenn Washington says:

    When will there be another training for supervising peers??

  27. Melissa smith's says:

    I need 5 hours on the mentoring and education domain to complete my hours for cprs. Are there any training coming up to fulfill this?

  28. Karen Haber-Miller says:

    I am looking for an up coming Ethics training for PRS and a Wellness and Recovery I believe it’s called.

  29. Coriless Jones says:

    I was inquiring about recertification to continue my RPS certifcation. Are there any upcoming dates in the near future?

  30. Terri Randolph says:

    I’m interested in taking a preparation course for the CSC-AD certification/licensure exam. Does that course exist and when will be the next session.
    Thanks, Mrs. Randolph

    • MABPCB says:

      The CSC-AD exam prep will be scheduled in the next few months. Please continue to visit the Credential and Training page for details of this upcoming training opportunity.

  31. I seen where the May 29th ethics training has already been filled. However I never seen where it was posted. I look under trainings and CPRS page. I feel I’m looking at right places. Is there another place I should be looking for upcoming trainings ? Please help to inform me of trainings!! Thank you so much!!

  32. Sharon Pickett says:

    Could you please inform me when ever there is an ethics training in the Maryland area coming up also could you please add me to your list serve Thank You !!

  33. Patricia Prather says:

    For re-certification; what is the deadline to have all your paperwork in?

    • MABPCB says:

      In order to allow for review and possibly request additional documentation; it is requested that all re-certification applications be submitted by May 30, 2016, thank you!

  34. imaginistasart says:

    I am taking Intentional Peer Support training in late June-early July and I believe my certification expires on July 1st. Do I have to take the test again?. The training covers all 4 domains requirements.

    • MABPCB says:

      You will not have to conduct the exam. However, your certification will be considered lapsed and there is no grace period. If the re-certification is not completed by the expiration date, you will no longer hold the certification and no further use is permitted until you have re-certified. Also, a $15 per month Reinstatement Fee over and above the re-certification fee of $100 Fee is due if you are late between one day and 12-mos. After 12 mos. no re-certification is possible and applicants would have to reapply, meeting all current requirements and/or possibly conducting the exam.

  35. Sheryl Menendz says:

    Very happy to see these classes and trainings.
    I am Executive Director RCDC H20 4LIFE
    These trainings will be extremely helpful
    for my team . The need is overwhelming .
    443 433-8806

  36. Hi, I’d like to start training to become a CPRS but I’m a bit confused on how the process works/where to begin. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • MABPCB says:

      Melena, I would suggest you review the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Manual which will provide you with all the information necessary to become a CPRS.

  37. Percy M.Smith, Jr. says:

    God Morning,
    I have been a Recovery Coach since last March and I was wondering!
    Is there a time frame to become a Specialist, from the time you become a Coach?
    And if so, what amount of time do I have to complete the rest of my domains?

    • MABPCB says:

      Greetings Percy, in order to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) you must complete all of the necessary training hours in each of the 4 Domains. There is not time limit at this time. However, the organization you are working with may have internal requirements.

  38. allendsweatt says:

    Where and how can one acquire CEU’s to maintain the RPS status?

    • MABPCB says:

      Allen, in the near future MABPCB will be offering some additional course material for RPS. Please continue to visit the CPRS page for additional information.

  39. michele pitts says:

    Please Ed mail me with the next peer recovery specialist

  40. Michele brown says:

    Can you tell me when training’s in the domains will be for CPRS will be.

    • Michele brown says:

      I forgot i am in Baltimore

    • MABPCB says:

      Do you follow our page or have you liked us on Facebook? These are the easiest ways to receive up-to-date messages on upcoming trainings. There is a new post that offers advocacy and recovery/wellness support hours for peers. If in Baltimore, stay in touch with MPAC or Baltimore Recovery Corp, amongst a few good organizations in town that offer periodic trainings.

  41. Jim Freeman says:

    How about some supervisor training on the Eastern Shore in 2015?

  42. Joseph Loyal says:

    when is the next supervisor training ?

  43. Thanks for creating this page. It feels like it will be a great resource! Will you be posting more trainings happening in Maryland related to the PEER Recovery Specialist Certification? How might college credits be applied to the domains for that certification? With the addition of 12 Hours of In-Service training hours being accepted, how do they need to fit with the domains? Thanks for your help!

    • MAPCB says:

      Each domain has its own Job Tasks. The job tasks need to be covered in an in-service training in order for the training to be applicable to the credential. An in-service training that is listed in the group of trainings on an application needs to describe content via syllabus and time on task to receive credit. College credits will be approved only if they follow the same criteria as above. Trainings will be listed if approved.

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