Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification

Guidance for Advertisement of Certification

The following are guidelines for advertisement of Certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists (CMPSS) in California and how to list the credential and specialized training.

  1. Include the full name of the person who has been certified.
  2. Use the complete title of the certification or an acceptable abbreviation, as follows:
    • Certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist or CMPSS.
  3. Provide the certification number.
  4. Include the complete title of the specialized training recognized by CalMHSA, such as:
    • Parent, Caregiver, Family Member Peer.
    • Peer Services in Crisis Care.
    • Peer Services for Unhoused.
    • Peer Services for Justice Involved.

It is important to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Do not misrepresent the status of your certification or any other professional qualifications or affiliations to any individual or organization. 
  • Avoid any misrepresentation regarding the certification, certification initials, certification numbers, or specialized training. 

Example of Advertisement: 

1. Jane Doe
CMPSS #MPSS-123456

2. Jane Doe
Certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist, #MPSS-123456
Area of Specialization, Peer Services for Justice Involved 

3. Jane Doe
Certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist, #MPSS-123456
Areas of Specialization:
Parent, Caregiver, Family Member Peer
Peer Services for Justice Involved