When it comes to peer specialist training and certification requirements, each state is unique. When beginning the process of learning about peer specialist training, it is very important to first find out if your state has a state certification process and then find out those requirements. This National Overview of Training and Certification Programs was compiled in 2014 by the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. An updated version of this document is expected to become available in 2016. This document can provide a great place to begin the process of learning what your state requires.