Training Provider Application Process
The California Mental Health Services Authority is the certifying entity for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists in California. The below information provides prospective training providers with information on becoming a CalMHSA-approved Provider for the following:
- Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training (80 hours)
- Continuing Education (CE) Training (coming soon)
Applicants must complete one application per interested training. For example, if an applicant is interested in applying for two training areas, they must submit two separate applications and pay fees for each application.
Prospective training providers are highly encouraged to read the application in its entirety before applying to become training providers. Prospective providers are expected to include all required information and be ready to submit training curriculum at the time of application.
CalMHSA requires a fully executed contract between the training provider and CalMHSA before the commencement of training. Prospective training providers may not begin training or advertisement for training courses until the applicant receives written approval for training content from CalMHSA and has an executed contract with CalMHSA. No exceptions will be granted.
To apply, please use the register/login button located on the top right of the website to register and create an account. Please note, only completed applications may be submitted.
General Application Information
An applicant may be:
1) an individual person (one instructor) or
2) an agency in which one or more instructors are represented or
3) a group of one or more agencies (“co-providers) in which one or more instructors are represented.
Co-provider applications must identify a lead agency taking responsibility for adherence to requirements, including a detailed plan describing how the co-providers work together to meet the requirements. Co-providers must use a single certificate of attendance that includes the lead agency’s name.
All providers must comply with the standards set forth herein.
A non-refundable training provider application fee of $300 must accompany this application. Fee will be paid at the time of application submission on the website. The non-refundable application fee is an administrative fee for review of your application.
Application Processing Time:
CalMHSA will process complete applications within 90 days from receipt of a complete application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make necessary revisions in a timely manner. Unrevised applications are considered incomplete and will be denied. An incomplete application will be held by CalMHSA for ninety (90) calendar days from the date submitted on the CalMHSA application portal. Applications that remain incomplete beyond ninety (90) calendar days after date of submission will be voided, fees will be forfeited, and will require submission of a new application, documentation, and new fees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all missing documentation before the application can be processed.
CalMHSA-approved training providers are approved for 2 years from the initial approval date.
Site Visit. A CalMHSA representative may conduct periodic visits to an approved training provider site. CalMHSA will provide reasonable notice to the training provider in advance of the visit. CalMHSA may audit the training provider’s training records, including training content, participant records, marketing material, and other related materials to monitor compliance with the guidelines and contractual agreements.
Data Collection: Training Providers must collect and maintain the following data for participants:
1. Specified by executed contract with CalMHSA, including, but not limited to the following:
a. Contact information including: legal name, telephone number, and email address.
b. Dates of training registration/enrollment.
c. Language(s) in which the training was delivered.
d. Format or modality of training (i.e., in-person, asynchronous, online, etc.).
e. Course completion statistics, including non-completions.
f. All reasonable accommodation(s) requested and/or provided, if applicable.
Please note: Data collection is subject to change based on updated guidelines by the Department of Healthcare Services.
Directions for Submitting Application
Completed applications must be submitted electronically. Hard copy or handwritten submissions will not be accepted. Only completed applications will be reviewed. CalMHSA’s application processing time is 90 days from date of submission. Requests for revisions remain the applicant’s responsibility to submit requested information in a timely manner. Any application that remains incomplete 90 days after the date of the initial submission may be voided, and fees will be forfeited, resulting in the submission of a new application and payment of fees.
Applicants must complete one application per interested training. For example, if an applicant is interested in applying for two training areas, then the applicant must submit two separate applications and payment of fees for each application.
Application Document Requirement Guidelines
The following section provides detailed requirements for documents being requested to be submitted with the application. To avoid delays in processing, please refer to the following information on document requirements. Please note, each document has its requirements and must be present at the time of submitting the application.
Training Provider Fees
The fee schedule is subject to change. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. For a list of all fees visit our Fee Schedule.
Become A Training Provider
Training Provider Application Fees
CMPSS Core Training
Continuing Education (coming soon)