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Virtual Peer Education Advisors Academy

Health, Safety, and Well-being Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives Graduate Mid-Level New Professional

Our Peer Education Advisors Academy program is now online, in a self-paced format! This short course is split up into five modules designed to give new peer education advisors a foundational understanding of the skills required to be successful in their role. With content developed by our expert volunteer faculty, Advisors Academy is the first step toward excellence in peer education advising. 

  1. Models of Peer Education
  2. Group Development
  3. Operations
  4. Assessment and Evaluation
  5. Student Learning Outcomes

Questions? Email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you! 

$149 Members; $249 Non-Members
Course Length
1-2 hours
Course Type
Short Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

What content is covered in this course?

This course is designed for peer education advisors who are newer to the role or who want to brush up on foundational skills. Below are the five modules included in Advisors Academy. 

  1. Models of Peer Education
  2. Group Development
  3. Operations
  4. Assessment and Evaluation
  5. Student Learning Outcomes
How is this course different from Advisors Institute?

NASPA's Peer Education Advisors Institute is an intimate, cohort-based institute held in-person every year. That event is intended for more advanced advisors to be able to network and take their skills to the next level. Therefore, completing Advisors Academy is a pre-requisite for attendance at Advisors Institute. 

How much is this course?

The pricing for this course is based on individual NASPA membership. The cost is $149 for members, and $249 for non-members. 

How long does this course take?

The course consists of approximately 75 minutes of video instruction. There is also an accompanying workbook (available as a PDF in the course) which contains reflection activities and worksheets for you to complete throughout the training. 

What else is included?

In addition to the recorded content and accompanying workbook, students will also have access to our Peer Education and Advising Faculty, who will be listed as instructors of the course. These individuals are peer educator advisors just like you and are a great resource! Over time these volunteers will also work to enhance the Advisors Academy course with discussion boards, surveys, and other opportunities for folks to connect. 

What other online courses are recommended for peer education advisors?

We highly recommend completing our Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Train the Trainer course! Completing this course will allow you to deliver the nationally recognized CPE training for your students, resulting in them attaining a certification to include on their resume. Click HERE to learn more about the CPE program. 

As a special incentive, we provide a bundled option for folks who are interested in enrolling in both Advisors Academy and CPE Train the Trainer. You will see this bundle as an option when you go to regster for Advisors Academy, and the price is $725 for NASPA members and $925 for non-members. 

Register for the Peer Education Advisors Academy & CPE Train-the-Trainer Bundle here!