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Family Peer Advocate

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Family Peer Advocate Provisional Credential.  We hope you share our excitement about this very important milestone in the history of Family Peer Support in New York State!  
Before you begin, please read the Information for FPA Credential Applicants FAQ.  This will help you determine if you are eligible to apply and give you a better understanding of the requirements and the process.

We encourage you to connect with your Regional Parent Advisor and ask about Family Needs and Strengths (FANS) training, and regional conferences. Visit the Families Together website at https://www.ftnys.org/about/parent-advisors to locate your FPA.  If you have any questions, contact us at FPACredential@ftnys.org or call 518-432-0333 ext. 18. 
You will need to download, fill out, and attach the following documents for your application:
       Comparable Skills Form (only if you do not have a high school degree or higher level of education.)

You will also need to provide the following documents in your application:
⦁     Level One PEP Training Certificate
⦁     Proof of age
⦁     Proof of Educational Achievement
⦁     Two letters of reference

⦁     Statement of Lived Experience