project: liberation Peer Academy

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The project: liberation Peer Academy launched in the Fall of 2020 and has trained over 150 peers. We are excited about the opportunity to companion peers on their journey. We welcome people from every walk of life and look forward to sharing brave space together. Please review the steps below to begin your journey as one of our p:l Peer Academy students.

For immediate assistance, please text us at 240.397.6734.

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Step 1. Express Interest!

Contact our Dean of Student Affairs, Tracia Price.

Our Dean of Student Affairs, Tracia Price, has years of lived experience and knowledge about the Maryland CPRS process. Please schedule time with her here. During this initial conversation, Dean Tracia will help you get plugged into the network, develop your customized learning plan, and answer any questions you may be holding. As a reminder, Tracia can also be reached via text at 240.397.6734.

Step 2. Connect with the MABPCB.

The Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board

More than likely, you are interested in receiving your Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) status. In the state of Maryland, this certification is offered by IC & RC (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) member board, the MABPCB.

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Step 3. Create a professional email address.

Once you begin your peer journey, your email address will be what keeps you connected, serves as registration, etc. We strongly recommend creating a professional email address, if you do not have one already. Typically, we recommend Some of our peers have also used or If you need a thinking partner about which address may be most appropriate for you, please feel free to just give us a shout!

Step 4. Review the MABPCB CPRS application.

Read and Review all 30 pages of the MABPCB CPRS Application. This application will serve as a guide to your initial certification and re-certification. Bookmark this link for future reference: Pay special attention to the educational requirements, service hours, etc. 

After you have reviewed the application, please set up a 1:1 with one of the project: liberation team members by texting your request for a Customized Learning Plan appointment. 240-397-6734.

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Step 5. Create an online tracking and filing system.

Contact Dean Tracia Price for examples and templates.

We will invite you to our online learning platform, Canvas, so that you can connect with other peers in the Academy and complete our training opportunities. We also invite you to create and share your Google Drive folder where you will track all of your volunteer hours, supervision, CEU completions, etc. More information is available of Module 8 on Guided Supervision (Canvas).

Step 6. Register for classes & supervision.

A list of all the Summer 2022 trainings can be found here and at

As a member of the project: liberation Peer Academy, you can access any and all of our courses at no cost. Of course, if you'd like to make a donation for other peers that cannot afford trainings, you are more than welcome to do so. We have a recommended sequences of trainings on our Canvas Guided Supervision site. If you have any questions, please make sure you reach out. You can complete your CEUs by taking CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and C.O.R.E.+. 

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Step 7. Connect!

We use several online platforms to stay connected as a community. Please make sure you reach out to Dean Tracia if you have any questions and watch your Canvas Course Announcements for details.

Ok. This part may be a bit overwhelming. We get it. Take one step, one app, one platform at a time. Additional details are available in Module 8 of the Guided Supervision course.