To become a CPV, a person with limb loss/difference or a family member must meet all criteria and successfully complete an 8-hour training course offered at one of our partner hospitals/rehab facilities or a support group. The training helps individuals learn to recognize the elements of recovery and how to respond with helpful interventions during different phases of emotional adjustment. Once certified, the new CPV will receive a certificate and identification card and may begin making peer visits when requested.
How often are trainings offered?
CPV training is offered, as needed, at partner hospitals and rehab facilities. Facilities will typically host 1 to 4 trainings each year. Trainings are also offered at the request of support groups that are willing to host a training. Every year, each region of the country typically has about 1 to 3 trainings at a support group.
Notify me when there is a training in my region
If you would like us to contact you when there is a CPV training in your region, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, city, and state.
Are there costs involved?
There may be a fee to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Please contact your peer visitor trainer to determine the exact fee.