‌Become a PRS

‌Thank you for your interest in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Office of Recovery Services (ORS) 72-hour Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) Training. This training includes 60 hours of contact time and 12 hours of outside homework, as well as quizzes and a final test. Upon successful completion of the training, we hope that you will continue your journey and seek certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist. The DBHDS 72-hour PRS training is the only training accepted by the Virginia Certification Board as part of the certification process. The steps for completing a PRS training are outlined below.

Create an Account

Before you can begin your application, you must register your account. Follow the link or click the sign-in tab in the main menu to register.

Available Trainings

Review information about the 72-hour PRS training offered in your area or virtually. 

Approved PRS Trainers

Visit this page to find trainers that are certified by DBHDS to provide the 72-hour PRS training in Virginia.

PRS Training Application

Follow the link to apply for our training program!

You must have a registered account before you can submit an application. If you do not have an account, click the Create an Account link above.