Directed by new state legislation (SB 69), there are several new updates to be aware of regarding Peer Support Services in Nevada.
Update #1: Becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor?
The Nevada Certification Board (NCB) has created a new state certification to assist in the continued growth of Peer Recovery Services. The Peer Recovery Support Specialist Supervisor (PRSS-S) will provide many benefits to the field, including ensuring well qualified supervisors understand what Peer services are, how to maximize peer services within the community, and provide proper guidance to Peer Support Specialist Interns (PRSS-I). Additionally, this position allows for employment progression for Peers within their scope of work without additional education or licensure needed.
Anyone who is currently or considering supervising Peers in Nevada will need to become certified PRSS-S by August 1st, 2023, to continue supervision. Peers will not be able to have their 500 work experience hours signed off in Certemy by a non-certified PRSS-S after that time.