CalMHSA Approved Training Entities

Below are the CalMHSA approved training entities offering Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist training.

For applicants under the Initial Certification Pathway:  Training through an approved training entity is required. Trainings by vendors not on this list, or training completed prior to July 1, 2022, will not qualify for initial Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification. You may select and register for training below at any time. 

For scholarship applicants ONLY: Once your application has been approved you may choose a training entity from the list below to receive your Peer Certification training. When you have completed your training, please log into the application dashboard and upload your certificate of completion to your application. Only certificates from one of the below CalMHSA approved entities will be accepted. 

Grandparenting pathway is excluded from this requirement.

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  • In Person:  courses taught onsite at scheduled course times so that students can interact with their instructor and classmates in person
  • Online: web-based courses that can be viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device
  • Hybrid: courses that combine onsite in-person activities with online work or instructions

Provider – Click for InfoProvider LocationIn PersonOnlineHybridTraining HoursTraining LengthRegistration Info
Alameda County Oakland, CAXM – TH
5:30p-9:00p
4 WeeksMore Information
Cal VoicesSacramento, CAXXM – F
8:00a-5:00p
80 HoursMore Information
City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAXVaries VariesMore Information
Community Action Marin (CAM)San Rafael, CA XM – F
8:00a- 5:00p
8 DaysMore Information
Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.VariesXXXVaries VariesMore Information
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)Chicago, ILXVaries80 hoursMore Information
Futuro HealthSacramento, CAX24-hour access80 hoursMore Information
Loyola Marymount University ExtensionLos Angeles, CAXXIn-Person 10am – 3pm
Online Varies
80 HoursMore Information
Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF)Los Angeles, CAXVaries (Day & Evening)24 DaysMore Information
NAMI CaliforniaSacramento, CAXM – F
4:30p-8:30p
13 DaysMore Information
Pacific ClinicsVariesXM – TH
1:00p-4:00p
80 HoursMore Information
Painted BrainLos Angeles, CAXXVariesVariesMore Information
Parents AnonymousClaremont, CAXXXVariesVariesMore Information
RI InternationalVarios LocationsXXXM – F
8:30a–4:30p
80 HoursMore Information
Riverside University Health System – Behavioral HealthRiverside, CAXM – F
8:30a-5:00p
10 DaysSee Bio
San Jose City CollegeSan Jose, CAXXXVaries1 SemesterApply Now!
SHARE! the Self-Help and Recovery ExchangeSan Jose, CAXXXVariesVariesMore Information
Tarzana Treatment Centers College (TTCC)Woodland Hills, CAXXXVaries VariesMore Information
Worker Education & Resource Center, Inc. (WERC)Los Angeles, CAXVariesVariesMore Information

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