The Navigator Certificate
in Human Services and Community Justice Application

The application for the fall 2019 Navigator class will be available in June. If you are interested in learning about the program, submit this form.

Below is the timeline from the Spring 2019 application process.

January 3, 2019 Application deadline*
January 4-9, 2019 Finalists notified
January 7-11, 2019 Interviews
January 22, 2019 Final selection notifications
January 25-26, 2019 Orientation
February 2, 2019 First class

About the Program

Learn more about the Navigator Certificate program here.
Learn more about the Navigator Certificate curriculum here.

Certificate training schedule
  • 16-week program offered every fall and spring
  • Two week nights, 5-9pm (dinner will be provided, as well as MetroCards)
  • 5 full-day sessions (includes three Saturdays)
  • 100+ hours of instruction
  • Field research/field placement

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Have a valid NYS photo ID.
  • Have, at minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Targeted to people with lived experience in the criminal justice system who are currently working in entry-level human services positions (e.g., Peer Mentor, Community Navigator, Credible Messenger, Violence Interrupter, Outreach Specialist, Reentry Specialist) or seek employment in human services.
  • Demonstrated stability in the community and ability to commit to full attendance and participation.
  • Basic technology skills are required. PRI also offers Tech 101, a basic technology skills class.
  • Online application and in-person interview required.
application instructions:

This application, which consists of the questions on this form (including 2 brief essays), applicant resume, and a letter of recommendation, will be available in June 2019.