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Become a Peer Cert Training Provider!

CalMHSA has opened the initial application for new Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training Providers!


The Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training Provider process is designed to standardize the qualifications of entities interested in providing core competency training for individuals seeking Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist certification. As a training provider, you will join other CalMHSA-approved training providers and have the opportunity to expand the skills, knowledge, and abilities of individuals interested in service provision for consumers in the state's Medi-Cal behavioral health systems, including public mental health and substance use disorder programs.


To be eligible, your training curriculum must be a minimum of 80 hours in length and cover all 17 areas of competency required for initial Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist certification. The core competency training should aim to equip participants with the necessary skills to work with consumers in a Medi-Cal behavioral health setting. Please review the exam blueprint (locate within the exam prep guide) and information on core competencies.


Please note that there is a non-refundable application fee of $300 that must accompany your application. Additionally, CalMHSA may take up to 90 days to complete the application review process. CalMHSA will accept only electronically submitted application and will process only completed applications.


We encourage interested entities to apply as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the expansion of the workforce that serves individuals in Medi-Cal behavioral health systems.


To apply, please register and create an account at www.capeercertification.org. Please note, only fully completed applications may be submitted.


If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us at PeerCertification@calmhsa.org. Thank you for your interest in providing core competency training for individuals seeking Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist certification.

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