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Certified Family Peer Specialist

MACMH is in the process of revising the Certified Family Peer Specialist (CFPS) training curriculum at the direction of the Department of Human Services. As this process is taking place, CFPS certification training will not be held. Please continue to check the MACMH website for updates or register here to be added to the training waitlist. Please contact Shelley White ( or 651-431-2518) at Minnesota Department of Human Services with questions.

The Certified Family Peer Specialist (CFPS) program is a state certification process in Minnesota for parents and caregivers that have raised or are currently raising children with mental health diagnoses. This certification process prepares individuals to utilize their own experience navigating children’s mental health systems in partnering with families.

The CFPS workforce will provide nonclinical family peer support, build on the strengths of families to help them achieve desired outcomes and increase children’s ability to function better in the  home, school, and community by educating parents on resources and assisting with problem solving.


Read this information before you apply – You will be redirected to the application.


The CFPS is a Medicaid reimbursable position! Please access the provider manual for additional details about billing or contact Shelley White, or 651-431-2518, and for questions regarding CFPS position integration.

CFPS Employment Opportunities 

Coming soon!

Additional Information

Check out the Minnesota Statute 256B.0616 Mental Health Certified Family Peer Specialist at