California Mental Health Services Authority

Fee Schedule

The Peer Support Specialist Certification Fee Schedule outlines activities and fees associated with the ongoing administration of the Peer Support Specialist Certification Program operated by California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). The fee schedule has been approved by the Department of Health Care Services in accordance with the W&I Code Section 14045.18.  The fee schedule is subject to change. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Fees At a Glance

Certification FeesTraining Provider FeesCalMHSA Training Fees
Application Fee $100Provider Application Fee $300CMPSS Supervisor Training - Free
Certification Exam Fee $150Provider Renewal Fee $300
Exam Retake Fee $150

Fee Details

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Fees

The following fees are for individuals seeking Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist certification, out of state reciprocity, and renewal in California.

Initial Certification and Out of State Reciprocity
Certification Fees
$ 250 total certification
  • Certification Application $100
  • Certification Exam $150
  • Exam Retake $150
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Biennial Renewal Fees
$ 80 Biennially
  • Certification Renewal Application Fee
  • Effective Sept 2024

Fees for Training Providers

Become A Training Provider
Training Provider Application Fees
$ 300 per application
  • CMPSS Core Training
  • Continuing Education (coming soon)
Training Providers
Renewal Fees
$ 300 per application
  • CMPSS Core Training
  • Continuing Education (coming soon)

CalMHSA Course Fees

Supervisor of CMPSS Training
Required for all supervisors
$ 0 per course
  • Self-Paced Supervisor Training
  • Registration in the learning management systems is required

Approved Training Provider Course Fees

Please visit our page with CalMHSA-approved training providers. Information on training fees can be found on the training provider’s website. 

Training fees are set by the training provider.