Peer Support Specialist Certification Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your Pathway to becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist

Becoming a certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist involves several steps, including meeting eligibility criteria, completing training, and passing an exam. 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent degree.

  • Be self-identified as having experience with the process of recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, either as a consumer of these services or as the parent, caregiver, or family member of a consumer.

  • Be willing to share their experience.

  • Have a strong dedication to recovery.

  • Agree, in writing, to adhere to the Code of Ethics.

  • Successfully complete the training requirements for the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification.

  • Have access and ability to utilize computer, laptop, and internet connection.

  • Must be able to commit and actively participate in the entire 80 hour training.

To learn more about the Medi-Cal Peer Certification Program,
please click the link below to watch video:

​Behavioral Health Services, offers limited scholarships for individuals employed by Sacramento County in peer roles. To apply, click here.

Please visit the CalMHSA Peer Certification website for the most up-to-date information.

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