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In an effort to provide quality, low-cost trainings, an IBC committee has been setting up trainings around the state to help you get the hours you need for certification and recertification. In the past year, we sponsored several successful trainings, and more trainings are coming this year. Watch the website and your email for details on upcoming trainings. If you have suggestions for training topics and/or trainers, please forward them to us.
Cancellation policy: Refunds are allowed 7 or more days before the training with notice of needing to cancel registration.
After attending this training, you will be able to:
To register for this training, complete the registration form and mail/email it to the IBC office with the training fee. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
For over two years, IBC has been meeting with mental health peer support specialists, supervisors/directors from mental health agencies, leaders from the Iowa Peer Support Training Academy (IPSTA), and Magellan to discuss the development of a credential for mental health peer support specialists.
At their November 2012 board meeting, the IBC Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the Mental Health Peer Support Specialist (MHPSS) credential. Qualified mental health peer support specialists may begin applying for this credential on January 1, 2013.
The MHPSS credential is for persons with mental illness in recovery, and who have been trained to provide support for those with mental illness. An application must be completed, and the applicant must provide verification of training from either the Georgia Model training through the Iowa Peer Support Training Academy (IPSTA) or another IBC-approved training which provides the required hours of training in the four domains of a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist. There are also required experience hours and supervision.
Once an applicant demonstrates meeting education, experience and supervision requirements on the application, a written exam will be administered in the IBC office.
For more information, feel free to call the IBC office.
IBC accepts credit card payments for applications, test fees, recertifications, application requests, etc. The credit card authorization form will be included with all paperwork sent to you. The form can be downloaded from this website under "Downloads > Credit Card Authorization Form", and it will also be integrated with recertification applications, application request forms, etc. To offset costs for IBC, there will be a $5.00 fee added to every credit card payment. Simply print the credit card authorization form, complete it and mail or fax it back to the IBC office with applicable paperwork.
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Iowa Board of Certification, 225 NW School St., Ankeny, IA 50023
phone: 515-965-5509, fax : 515-965-5540