As part of a CAPRSS Peer Review Team, review applications for core accreditation to assess a program’s conformance with core standards. Prepare for and participate in peer review site visit, score results of visit, and assist in preparing and presenting findings and recommendations, using an asset-based and strengths-based approach.

Time Commitment

  • Prospective Peer Reviewers will attend a two-hour orientation session.
  • Selected peer reviewers will need to complete a self-guided, online peer reviewer training.
  • Peer Reviewers will be asked to complete at least two Peer Review Site Visits per year.
  • The total time commitment for a peer review is approximately 5 days per site visit: half-day for review of organizational materials; 2 days travel; 2 days on-site; and half-day for follow-up reports.

Honorarium: $1,500 per site visit (airfare and hotel paid)

Knowledge, Qualifications, and Skills

  • Knowledge of the recovery community
  • Experience in coordinating, managing, or delivering addiction peer recovery support services
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: governance; organizational management, including human resources, finance and budgeting; participatory process; leadership development; peer supervision; program evaluation
  • Mature judgment and objectivity
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills

Additional Requirements

  • Commitment to CAPRSS’ mission
  • Knowledge of mental health peer recovery support services a plus
  • Must review and sign CAPRSS Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements


  • Become familiar with CAPRSS Peer Reviewer Manual, and the policies and procedures it describes.
  • Become familiar with the CAPRSS core standards.
  • Become familiar with the Peer Reviewer score sheet, both printed and online form.

In preparation for each Peer Review Site Visit:

  • Review the self-assessment information and documentation materials submitted by the assigned organization.
  • Participate in Peer Review Team phone calls to prepare for site visits and to finalize site visit reports.

During Peer Review Site Visit

  • Adhere to CAPRSS Policies & Procedures and Code of Ethics
  • Act in a consultative capacity to focus on quality improvement and program alignment with CAPRSS standards
  • Conduct information-gathering interviews with staff, peers leaders, peers, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct onsite surveys to gather information about the organization and its peer program.
  • Review documents presented onsite.
  • Participate in on-site Peer Review Team meetings to discuss interpretations of the assigned organization’s conformance to standards and criteria.
  • Participate in exit conference with Executive Director and key staff.
  • Work with team to identify areas of excellence and to make recommendations in areas that need improvement.
  • Immediately notify the Peer Review Team Leader of any serious issues uncovered during the course of a Peer Review Site Visit, or of any issues, conflicts, problems or concerns that might jeopardize or compromise a Peer Review Site Visit.
  • Assist and support other team members as needed and appropriate.
  • Complete Peer Reviewer score sheets, restricting opinions to documents, activities, policies and processes that are covered by the standards.
  • Review and provide feedback on the draft site visit report.
  • Make suggestions to the CAPRSS Accreditation Review Committee and the Standards Committee for addition, deletion, or revision of existing standards.

After Peer Review Site Visit

  • Complete and submit Peer Reviewer score sheets online.
  • Review and comment on the Site Visit Summary Report that is prepared by the Team Leader.

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