The Navigator Certificate
in Human Services and Community Justice Application

The Spring 2020 Navigator Certificate application is now open. Scroll down to complete the application. 

Application timeline*

Application deadline: December 6, 2019
Candidates selected for an interview will be notified on or before: December 9, 2019
Interviews: December 2-16, 2019
Student selection notifications: January 3, 2020
Full-day course kick-off (9am-5pm): January 27, 2020
First evening class (5pm-9pm): January 28, 2020

*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
eligibility: 

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:

Complete the fields below to apply for PRI’s Spring 2020 Navigator Certificate class. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 9th, 2019 by 11:59pm.