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MEDI-CAL PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

APPLICATION PROCESS*

  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

FEBRUARY 2023

February 6 - 21, 2023

(Apply by 12/31/2022)

APRIL 2023

April 10 - 21, 2023

(Apply by 3/19/2023)

Training includes live sessions, pre-recorded content, assignments, quizzes, and exams.

Live trainings occur between 9:00am - 2:00pm. Pre-recorded work after the live sessions includes videos and assignments. Each day totals 8-hours. 

 

All pre-recorded videos and assignments must be completed by 11:59pm each day to be considered on time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location

Cal Voices - Main Office

720 Howe Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone

(916) 376-7736

Operating

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM