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Cal Voices now offers Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training through its’ WISE U Program which has supported, trained, and provided technical assistance to agencies employing peers and peer providers themselves since 2014.

Check out the WISE Program Page

Cal Voices' Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training meets the training requirement for both the California Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification and the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) credential.

Cal Voices' full-service peer training program, offers a wide array of career planning and educational opportunities. The program has several components:

  • Training Application

  • Career Counseling

  • Peer Certification Training

  • Field Work Opportunities

  • Placement Assistance - Peer Job Portal

  • Coaching and Support


  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent degree

  • Self-identify as having experience with the process of recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, either as a consumer of these services or as the parent, caregiver or family member of a consumer

  • Be willing to share your experience

  • Have a strong dedication to recovery

  • Must complete all 80 hours of training

  • Must know why you want to do peer support work within California's public mental health system


  1. Complete and submit the training application

  2. Participate in a mandatory Information Webinar

  3. Attend a Readiness Interview

  4. Complete a background check

*Acceptance in the training program is not automatic. Applicants will be informed whether or not they are accepted into the training program.

Upcoming Training Sessions

June 2023

June 5 to 16, 2023

Training includes live sessions and independent learning lectures, assignments, quizzes, and exams.

Live sessions are from 9:00am to 1:30pm. Students must complete independent learning coursework after the live session. Each day totals 8-hours. 


All independent learning coursework must be completed by due date to be considered on time.



Cal Voices - Main Office

720 Howe Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95825


(916) 376-7736



Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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