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Youth Peer Advocate
Credential Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Youth Peer Advocate Provisional Credential.  We hope you share our excitement about this very important milestone in the history of Youth Peer Support in New York State!  
Before you begin, please read the Information for YPA 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.

Please visit the YOUTH POWER! website at https://youthpower.ftnys.org/ to sign up for the YOUTH POWER! Newsletter to receive resources and information on advocacy and educational opportunities for youth and young adults. Don’t forget to connect with your Regional Youth Partner and ask about Peer Leaders Support and Development (PLSD) meetings.
 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at YPACredential@ftnys.org or call 518-432-0333 ext. 18. 

You will need to download, fill out and attach the following documents for your application:
(please add the pdfs/links here and throughout the 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 YPA Training Certificate
Proof of age
Proof of Educational Attainment or Comparable Skills form
Two letters of reference
Statement of Lived Experience