HCPS are persons in recovery from a mental illness who have received certification by the State of Hawai'i, Department of Health, Adult Mental Heath Division (AMHD). Individuals are awarded certification only after attending the HCPS Training, and successfully passing both oral and written examinations. HCPS promote self-determination, personal responsibility, and community integration for consumers of the AMHD. HCPS instill hope in others by serving as role models and champions of recovery.
The HCPS program was modeled after Georgia's Certified Peer Specialist Project.
The HCPS Training scheduled for February 2009 has been postponed! Please check back for more information. Unlike previous years, there is no waitlist. In the near future, applications and instructions for applying will be available online.
Downloadable application for next HCPS Training
Calendar of events
The Register of HCPS provides a listing of HCPS that have met certification standards established by the AMHD. HCPS listed in the register have given permission to have their names published.
No postings at this time.
To post job vacancies, or announce other employment opportunities for HCPS, please forward the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Location (City, Island)
- Job Title
- Name of Company
- Status (Part-Time/Full Time)
- Position Description
- Minimum Requirements
- Instructions for Applying
- Closing Date (if no date is chosen, the job posting will be removed three months following the date the position was posted)
Download and view the HCPS Code of Ethics.
Disclaimer: The University of Hawai‘i, Mental Health Services Research, Evaluation, and Training Program (MHSRET) is not an employment agency or recruiting firm. The MHSRET is not responsible for any employment decision made by employers, their employees or affiliates, and candidates seeking employment for these employers. The MHSRET does not endorse any agency which chooses, by their own discretion, to post employment opportunities on the HCPS Job Bulletin. The MHSRET reserves the right to suspend or terminate postings for any reason at any time.