The Navigator Certificate
in Human Services and Community Justice Application

Please note: The application deadline for the fall 2019 Navigator Certificate class has passed. Scroll down to complete an “expression of interest” form for the next available Navigator Certificate class. 

Sample application timeline*

Wed., July 31, 2019 Application deadline
Tues., August 6, 2019 Finalists notified
August 6-12, 2019 Interviews
Fri., August 16, 2019 Student selection notifications
Mon., August 26, 2019 Full-day course kick-off (9am-5pm)
Tues., August 27, 2019 First evening class (5pm-9pm)

*Please note that dates may change.

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:

Please note that the application deadline for the fall 2019 class of the Navigator Certificate has passed. If you are interested in learning more and potentially enrolling in a future Navigator Certificate class, please complete the fields below.