About the Training
Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training is an online, 80-hour state training offered by NAMI San Diego and Imperial Counties and approved by CalMHSA, meeting the training requirements for peer certification in California.
This training is devoted to providing individuals peer to peer education and support to those who 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 with a mental health condition. This training, as well as certification, serves as a pathway to employment/volunteer positions within the public mental health system, after subsequently taking and passing the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification exam.
Those who complete the 80-hour training will receive a diploma of completion to submit in their CalMHSA certification application, which will then enable individuals to sit for the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam.