|Submit audiotape, videotape, transcript, presentation outline OR assessment by Level III Trainer to document: 1) ability to present information to various interest groups such as potential peer helpers, administrators, support people or other professionals; 2) ability to link specific program elements to peer helping literature and resources; state program goals and show relations between program elements; and 3) ability to model skills or provide brief demonstration of techniques, including role plays, when making presentation or answering questions about programs.||Submit letter of reference from Level III Trainer; OR a videotape of a training session that demonstrates: 1) the ability to assess skill levels and readiness of each participant in a peer training group; and 2) the ability to model and demonstrate skills in interactions with persons in the training group; OR submit information to document completion of an advanced communication skills course; OR submit evidence of teaching effectiveness in advanced communication skills course; OR successfully complete a Level II Advanced Peer Training course, led by a Level III Trainer.||Submit letter of reference from Level III Trainer or videotape of training session to demonstrate: 1) group debriefing and feedback skills and ability to incorporate feedback from group; 2) specific group skills of immediacy, here and now, polling, ownership, and facilitation; 3) ability to identify learning needs, concerns and problems of group members, and use group resources to resolve problems; and 4) ability to identify group goals and choose several strategies to achieve goals; OR co-lead a training group with a Level III Trainer and provide a letter of recommendation from co-leader and the results of participant evaluation.||Provide evidence to support the following: 1) the initiation of a new peer program or the enhancement of an existing program within two years of successful completion of a peer trainer course or workshop; 2) shared or complete responsibility for developing and implementing (including needs assessment, selection, supervision, monitoring, and evaluation) of a peer program; 3) ability to identify and discuss program implementation issues and examples; and 4) completion of peer program evaluation with recommendations.|
|The Peer Helper Certification System was originally established in|
1987 by the Peer Counselling Project at the University of Victoria.
|View the Criteria for Level I|
|View the Criteria for Level III|
|View the Procedures for Application|
|Request a Certification Application Form|
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