Training Center

FolkTime is the Oregon Hub for Intentional Peer Support Training.

Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training certifies participants with lived experience as Peer Support Specialists (PSS). Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recognizes our curriculum as an approved training program that qualifies participants who complete our course for state certification as Traditional Health Workers (THW) focused in Adult Mental Health. The training can also qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

FolkTime's Refund Policy

We require all cancellation requests to be submitted in writing to Requests made ten business days prior to the first day of training are eligible for a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. If a cancelation must occur within the ten day period prior to the first day of class, participants will receive a full training credit that can be used for another training opportunity at FolkTime within a one-year timeframe. If participants attend the training and are unable to finish, partial payment arrangements will need to be made with the Director of Training; If training materials have been distributed, the cost of the book will be factored in.

Other Trainings

FolkTime is committed to supporting the peer workforce. We periodically partner with a variety of other individuals & agencies to offer a diverse assortment of peer-approved training, curriculum, & workshops. Please see our training calendar for further information.

Open Registrations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have currently postponed trainings. Stay tuned for further information and we hope to see you soon!

"We need to heal the community to heal ourselves. We change ourselves through changing the world around us. Social justice and mental wellness cannot be separated."

Agustina Vidal ICARUS Project

"It was at that moment that I knew I had a choice. Up to that point I just assumed that stuff happened to me - that I had no control over it."

Shery Mead

Founder IPS