California Mental Health Services Authority


Welcome to CalMHSA's Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program website!

We are delighted to have you here and excited to provide you with all the information you need to begin your journey towards becoming a certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist in California. Our website is your go-to resource for everything related to the certification program, from eligibility requirements to certification standards and training options. We understand that the journey towards certification can be challenging, but we are here to support you every step of the way. We encourage you to take your time to explore our website and make use of the resources available to you. We are committed to providing you with the guidance and resources you need to succeed. Thank you for stopping by. We wish you the best of luck on your journey towards becoming a certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist!

📢 Updates & Announcement

Spanish Version of Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam Now Available! 

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in to the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist certification program’s increased accessibility and inclusivity: the addition of a Spanish version of the certification exam. This development will ensure we reach a wider audience and foster an even more diverse community of certified professionals in the behavioral health workforce.  

Release Date: Dec. 22, 2023 

Seamless Candidate Experience: To ensure a smooth experience for eligible candidates opting for the Spanish version, the process is as simple as selecting the “Spanish” option at the time of scheduling the exam.

Offering this exam in Spanish as well as English will extend the reach of the certification program, broaden the process to include more peers, and assist more Californians on a path to hope and recovery. The Spanish version is made possible with funding from the Department of Health Care Services.