A Family Support Peer is a parent or family member of a child or youth with behavioral and/or mental health concerns that has leadership and partnership skills that can be helpful to other families and the system that serves them. There is both full and provisional certification for the CFSP. Please review below the requirements for both full and provisional to determine which applies to you. Provisional certification is not required if you meet the requirements for full certification. All requirements below must be met to apply. All required documentation must be sent in with an application.


For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.

Formal Education: Minimum high school diploma/GED.

Work Experience: 

  • Provisional CFSP: None Required
  • Full CFSP: 1000 hours of documented, paid employment providing family support peer services with 1 hour of supervision documented per 40 hour worked. 


  • Provisional CFSP: 24-hour Unlocking Our Potential training and passing the provisional exam
  • Full CFSP: 56-hour Unlocking Our Potential training and passing the exam with a 76% or better.