Please note: In order to be certified by the state of North Carolina, you are also required to complete an additional 20-hrs of training in a related field. Learn more now.  

​​​Let NC-H.O.P.E. prepare you to become

a certified peer support specialist! 


  • Do you want to help people? 
  • Would you like a rewarding career? 
  • Can you inspire others with your life experiences? 
  • Do you need PSS training to apply for NCCPSS Certification?

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​​Dear Prospective Participant: 

Congratulations on taking the first step towards a career as a peer support specialist. I am so glad you have chosen NC-H.O.P.E. for your certification training needs. Our goal is to give each participant the knowledge, education and tools needed to thrive in peer support work. I wish you luck on your journey and we hope to see you in a future NC-H.O.P.E. training class. All the best.

​Dr. Kemi Amola-Hill, NC-H.O.P.E. Owner and Director  

A training program with a fresh perspective on peer support!

About NC-H.O.P.E. Peer Support Specialist Certification Program


Unlike any training you’ll ever attend, NC-H.O.P.E. Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Program is an empowering and engaging professional development opportunity designed to prepare individuals to become NC state Certified Peer Support Specialists! Created by V.O.I.C.E. Therapeutic Solutions of Raleigh, a leader in the field of therapeutic interventions, solutions and education, NC-H.O.P.E. is about Helping Our Peers Excel.


​Approved by the state of North Carolina and taught by seasoned peer support specialists, certified in the work, this week-long training is welcoming, supportive, safe, and fun. It allows our participants a creative space to learn, grow, and connect with one another. Offering the most elite compilation of resources, guidance, research, and best practices available today, our training presents this valuable knowledge in one program to ensure your successin applying for NCCPSS certification and in the work of peer support.  Once you complete our training, you will receive a valid certificate showing successful completion of a Division approved 40 hour Peer Support Specialist training which can be used to apply for state certification.


NC-H.O.P.E. training covers a range of topics, including self-care and wellness, commitment to recovery and the responsibilities of peer support. After the basics, we focus on cultural competence; learning effective communication skills; building solid relationships; setting boundaries; and assisting peers, service members, and families who have experienced trauma. ​​​​NC-H.O.P.E. ensures that participants feel comfortable working as a PSS in their local communities, with peers and the organizations that serve them, while honoring the NCCPSS Code of Ethics along the way. 


Once you complete our training, you will be ready to apply for state certification and equipped to enter the workforce as a member of a professional care team at a North Carolina-based mental health agency. No work is more rewarding than empowering others and instilling hope!