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Peer Certification Information and Resources

The AIDS Institute (AI) has, for many years, recognized the important role that peers can play in improving health outcomes and many health and social service programs have a long history of successfully engaging clients in a wide range of activities. Peer certification is highlighted in the NYS Blueprint for Ending the AIDS Epidemic and peer services can play a key role in meeting the state’s goals of increasing linkage and retention in care, rates of viral suppression and preventing new infections.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the NYS Certified Peer Worker Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of all in-person trainings included in the NYS Peer Worker Course Catalogue are currently on hold until November, 2020.

Please note that the Review Board will be meeting on 2/18/21.
Applications must be submitted no later than 2/08/21. Remember: The application process is ongoing. Applications received after the next deadline will be held for review at a later date. While we realize many peers seeking certification remain 'on pause' completed applications are still being reviewed. If you need help with your application or the process, please contact Stony Brook University at 631-444-3209.

For information about what this means for people who are pursuing certification, click here.

Certified Peer Workers who need to complete continuing education requirements should register for one of the many webinars or on-line trainings being offered on this site.

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