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Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training

Leading Edge Training Covering Medi-Cal’s 17 Core Competencies, and More!

Southern California Counseling Center is a certified training vendor of California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).

SCCC’s Peer Support Specialist Certification program equips individuals with essential behavioral health support skills. It encompasses training on the 17 Core Competencies necessary for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification. The course features training in social justice, peer values, enhancing self-advocacy skills, self-reflection, hands-on exercises, and group collaboration.

In addition to preparing participants for the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam, this course program provides participants with the essential skills, empathy and understanding they need to guide peers through their recovery journeys.

Those who finish the 80-hour training will receive a completion certificate, which will be included in their application to take the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam.

We are currently accepting applications for our February 2024 cohort.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Hold a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification
  • Personally identify with the recovery journey from mental illness or substance use disorder, either through personal experience or as a parent, caregiver, or family member of someone who has used these services
  • Open to sharing personal experiences
  • Possess a deep commitment to the recovery process
  • Required to complete the full 80-hour training program
  • Understand and articulate your motivation for pursuing peer support work in California’s public mental health system

Course Details

We are currently accepting applications for our February 2024 cohort.

Course will begin February 6, 2024.

Days & Times:

  • Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (3 hours class time, 2 hours process groups)
  • In addition, participants must attend 3 hours of experiential process groups

Training Length: 80 hours over 7 weeks

Training Fee

Training Fee: $1600, scholarships available

Please fill out and submit the application.