About the Certification Exam

The Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification exam is offered only by CalMHSA. To apply to become a Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist, please select the ‘Register/Login’ button above to register an account and follow the application process to become eligible to take the exam.

The Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Exam is a 2.5-hour, 120-item multiple-choice exam. The exam is offered through live–online proctoring or in-person testing centers in California. The online exam is delivered through Pearson VUE’s online delivery system called OnVUE.

Approved candidates are authorized to take the certification exam up to three (3) times during the 12-month approval period. Each retake of the certification exam requires a new retake request and associated fees must be submitted on the CalMHSA certification website. You will be notified by CalMHSA on the status of your request. Please note CalMHSA’s processing time is up to 30-days from date of request.