The Office of Consumer Affairs leads the Division of Behavioral Health's support of recovery. Consumers are active in serving on multiple committees and participating in annual surveys.
The Division of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the promulgation of the 206 Regulations. All current Certified Peer Support Specialists(CPSS) will receive an email from the Office of Consumer Affairs regarding the signing of the Division of Behavioral Health's Title 206 regulations that have been signed and dated on June 27, 2021. Upon receipt of this email, the CPSS then must reply to the email by August 16, 2021, which will serve as the Grandfather application for you to be grandfathered. Once this email has been received by the Office of Consumer Affairs an updated certification card with revised effective and expiration dates will be emailed to the CPSS.
An individual that holds a State of Nebraska issued Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialist (CPSWS) certificate of completion and meets designated criteria have until September 27, 2021, to submit the online Grandfather application for consideration of being Grandfathered to take the Peer Recovery exam and become certified as a CPSS. A CPSWS certificate holder who is approved to be Grandfathered will NOT be required to take a State of Nebraska CPSS Core Curriculum training. They WILL be required to successfully complete the Peer Recovery exam within 90 days from the date the IC&RC emails the applicant the exam registration information. See the 'Peer Support Specialist Core Curriculum and Certification Guidelines' tab for detailed information.