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In response to the passage and current implementation of the PeerSupport Specialist Certification Program Act of 2020 (SB 803), Cal Voices launched the first-ever statewide Association of behavioral health peer professionals (the “Association”). We are excited to partner with clients/consumers, parents/caregivers, family members, transition age youth, current and prospective peer employers, public employee unions, and other stakeholders to develop a useful, collaborative, and innovative network to inform the meaningful work of peers in the behavioral health field. 


The Association is a membership-based organization that provides services and benefits to both certified and non-certified behavioral health peer professionals in California, with an emphasis on education, practice guidelines, professional standards, working conditions, career development, and competent supervision.

Who can become a member of CAPP?

  • Certified and Non-Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialists

  • Experienced Peer Support Workers

  • New Peer Support Workers

  • People Considering a Career in Peer Support


What are some of the benefits of joining CAPP?

  • Peer Training and Professional Development

  • Ongoing Legislative Advocacy and Grass Roots Campaigns

  • Network-Building

  • Job Coaching, Career Planning, Mentoring

  • Education, Training, Field Updates

  • Convenings and Conferences

  • Technical Assistance for Peers, Peer Employers, Counties, Policymakers, and Other Relevant Stakeholders


How is CAPP governed?
CAPP is governed by a Steering Committee made up of 12 peers, 4 of which are elected by CAPP membership.

Is there a cost to join CAPP?
Membership is currently FREE!
CAPP has a long term goal to ultimately fund and sustain itself through annual membership dues. Annual dues will be determined by CAPP’s Steering Committee made up of CAPP leadership staff and peer members.
What type of commitment is expected from me in my first year of membership?
General Members are encouraged to attend quarterly meetings, provide informal and formal feedback/input on CAPP development and offerings, and assist with outreach and recruitment of peer membership.

Steering Committee Members are expected to participate in CAPP activities on a much more frequent basis. Their active involvement is critical to ensuring the sustainability of CAPP for future years. This includes, but is not limited to attending Steering Committee meetings, identifying CAPP priorities, assisting recruiting efforts, and managing ongoing operations.
Other Questions About CAPP?
If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact using the online contact form or by emailing us at

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