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.
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:
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
Complete and submit the training application
Participate in a mandatory Information Webinar
Attend a Readiness Interview
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.
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
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM