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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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Certified Peer Specialist Trainings

Following is a list of scheduled 2017-2018 Certified Peer Specialist trainings (pending the number of applicants and continued funding).

Applicants must apply through the Peers Link to Hope Recovery web site (http://peerslinktohope.org/). Class will be cancelled or rescheduled if there is not a minimum of 14 approved applicants two weeks prior to the start of the training. If an applicant has an offer of employment, they will be added to the next training in their geographic area. The State does not reimburse for lodging, meals or transportation to participate in the training.  

Peers are encouraged to address questions to the Peers Link to Hope staff:
- Judy Benham at jbenham@northlandcounseling.org or 218-326-5114
- Nicole Nickolauson at nnickolauson@northlandcounseling.org or 218-326-5114

Providers are welcome to address their questions or concerns to Shelley White at shelley.white@state.mn.us or 651-431-2518.

Prospective employers are welcome to attend the graduation ceremony held the last Friday of the training from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the training location. This offers the providers an opportunity to meet the graduates, learn more about the training, and recruit prospective employees.  Tables are available upon request to set up display their material and spend time with peers.

Metro Area

September 11-22. 2017, Wellstone Center
Graduation: Friday, Sept 22
Job fair: Yes

October 9-20 2017, Wellstone Center
Graduation: Friday, October 20 
Job fair: Yes

March 4-16, 2018, Wellstone Center
Graduation: Friday, March 16 
Job fair: Yes

June 4-15, 2018, Wellstone Center
Graduation: Friday, June 15
Job fair: Yes

Greater MN

October 2- 13, 2017, Duluth
Graduation: Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Job fair: TBD; Notes: Tentative based on numbers

Nov 6-17, 2017, Thief  River Falls
Graduation: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Job fair: TBD; Notes: Possibly virtual class- tentative based on numbers

Jan 8- 19, 2018, St Cloud
Graduation: Friday, January 19, 2018
Job fair: TBD; Notes: Tentative based on numbers

April 2- 13, 2018, Mankato
Graduation: Friday, April 13, 2018
Job fair: TB; Notes: Tentative based on numbers

May 7-18, 2018, Fergus Falls
Graduation: Friday, May 7- 19
Job fair: TBD; Notes: Tentative based on numbers

July 9-20, 2018, Brainerd
Graduation: Friday, July 20, 2018
Job fair: TBD; Notes: Tentative based on numbers