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Invoke Inactive Status

A Certified Family Peer Specialist whose certification is in good standing with the National Federation and is in good standing with his or her employer or volunteer agency may request inactive status for up to three (3) years if unable to meet the requirements of certification due to, but not limited to, the following: 

  • A decline in physical health and/or mental health

  • Extenuating personal circumstances

  • “Loss of” or “Change in” employment/volunteer status

  • Birth of a child

  • Military deployment

  • Other extenuating employment/volunteer circumstances


Inactive status will not be granted for failure to comply with the ongoing education guidelines of certification or reported violations of the Code of Ethics.

When you petition for a reinstatement of active status, you will be required to document a minimum of 44 contact hours of training, demonstrate continued good standing with the Code of Ethics, and pay the re-certification fee of $200. During the inactive status period, you will be restricted from utilizing the term “nationally Certified Family Peer Specialist” in any manner until you return to active status.


To invoke inactive status:

  • Complete the Invoke Inactive Status Form below

  • Sign and date the form, requesting inactive status

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Have additional questions?

Please contact us at:


Tel: (240) 403-1901

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