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Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam

The California Mental Health Services Authority, in partnership with DHCS, is releasing the initial administration of the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Examination. The initial administration of the exam is for early test takers who met certification requirements and elected to participate in the initial administration phase of the exam between September 23 – October 14, 2022. The Certification Exam will be made available for ALL test takers starting December 2022. For more information on the exam, please refer to the Preparation Guide.

Interested individuals may apply for the Peer Support Services Certification program either through the Grandparenting Process or the Initial Certification Process. CalMHSA is currently processing applications for peer workers referred by participating county mental health and/or substance use disorder programs (also referred to as Behavioral Health Plans). For more information on how to apply, please visit the CalMSHA Certification website. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact