Applicants must have personal lived experience with a mental illness, addiction or justice-involvement and have experience as a consumer of services in the mental health system.
Applicants must also identify themselves as a person who has used, or uses, mental health services in their own recovery process. OR applicants must be an immediate family member of a person with a mental illness who has had experience as a consumer of services.
Applicants must plan to attend all sessions, which is classroom instruction via Zoom. Notification of any need to miss a class or leave early must be done in writing at least 24-hours in advance.
Currently all trainings are online via Zoom. Applicants are required to have access to a computer/laptop with stable internet.
Applicants must be able to communicate effectively using written and verbal skills.
Applicants must complete the application using a computer/laptop, independently and in their own words.
Applicants must have basic computer skills and the technical capability to participate.
Please plan accordingly to complete your application. It will take about 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete it.
All requested information must be provided and every question on this application must be completed. Incomplete applications are defined as containing any blank information box or partially-answered essay question.
If you would like to request an accommodation in completing the application, please contact Georgie Sullivan via email email@example.com or phone 323-772-9732.
Applications must be completed using a computer/laptop. You may type directly into the application and submit online once completed.
Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. If contacted for an interview, each candidate must attend an interview before acceptance into the program. Dates/times for the interviews will be scheduled by CAPS Academy.
Part I: Application
Candidates must complete the entire application to be considered for the program.
Applications are reviewed for completeness, desire to take the State Exam, and the applicant's digital literacy.
Part II: Interview:
After your application is reviewed, you may or not be called in for an interview.
If you are selected to become a CAPS Academy Student, you will be required to attend orientation.
At Orientation you will:
- Receive an overview of the program, what to expect, logistics, etc.
- Complete CAPS Academy paperwork
- Receive the first week's reading / materials for CAPS Academy training.