In order to become a Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist, individuals must complete the appropriate certification requirements and receive certification in order to have status as a Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist.

Certification requirements differ depending on whether an individual is a Grandparented Peer (as described in the Certification FAQ, section three (3) or if the individual is an Initial Peer, as described in the Certification FAQ in the same section three (3).

 

Minimum Certification Requirements:

Via the Grandparenting Process: Complete the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist application, show proof of completion of 20-hours of Continued Education units (including 6 hours of Law & Ethics training), and successfully passed the Certification Exam.

Via the Initial 80-Hour Training Process: Complete the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist application, complete 80-hours of training from a CalMHSA approved training vendor, and successfully passed the Certification Exam.

Certification Menu Navigation:

To view the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Application Guidelines, click: Website Instructions for Grandparenting or visit the Certification button.

Click here to view Processing Times for Applications and Exams or visit the Application Guidelines tab.

To view the 17 Core Competencies the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training covers, visit the Core Competencies tab under the Certification button.

Click here to view the Medi-Cal Code of Ethics document or visit the Core Competencies tab under the Certification button.

The Certification FAQ can be found under the Certification button.