Become a Certified Family Peer Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a Family Peer Support Worker?


To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid New Mexico mailing address
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Parent or primary caregiver of a child or youth who: 
    • has received a mental health or developmental disability diagnosis and/or a co-occurring mental health diagnosis, and
    • has navigated child serving systems on behalf of their child.  **Child serving systems include mental health services, special education, juvenile justice, or child protective services.
  • Must have familiarity in one or more child-serving system.

Please review the Scope of Activities section in the Program Manual

If you meet these initial requirements, you can submit an application to be considered.

Next steps:

  • SWRTC will review your application
  • If you meet requirements, and are approved to move forward, FamiliesASAP will contact you to set up a phone interview

See the CFPSW Checklist for more information on the process to be certified.