Peer Services- In Crisis Care Specialization


Student Experience

Tarzana Treatment Centers College is offering the Peer Services- In Crisis Care Specialization for those who are currently certified as Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists. This specialization provides services to and builds on the support network of those in treatment or experiencing crisis. Individuals who sign up for this program and complete the requirements will be equipped with the skills to support consumers during pre-crisis, active crisis and post crisis. This program is 40 hours and is available online or in person.


  • Those who are interested in certification must meet the following requirements:
  •  Must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be certified as a Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist
  • Self-identify as someone with lived experience as a consumer of SUD/MH services or a loved one of a consumer.
  • Be willing to share one’s lived experience with others.
  • Have a strong dedication to recovery.
  • Agree to and sign the California Department of Health Care Services Code of Ethics for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists in Southern California.
  • Successfully complete an 80-hour training covering the 17 core competencies for Peer Support Specialists.
  • Successfully pass the state approved exam administered by CalMHSA, the certifying entity.


Scheduling and Course Options

TTCC recognizes that individuals have different schedules, responsibilities, and learning styles. With this in mind, we are offering this training program in person at our TTCC headquarters in Woodland Hills, online, or a hybrid option. Those who chose the in-person option should expect to attend daily classes Monday-Friday in the morning from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM or in the evening from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM. In person classes will feature guest speakers to foster enriching discussions on Peer Support Curriculum topics. Trainees are encouraged to choose a time that works best for their schedule. Those who chose the online option will be able to log onto Moodle to complete course work on a daily basis. Lastly, those who chose the hybrid option should expect a mixture of in person classes and online course work.

Upcoming Cohort Dates 
  • February 5th (registration closes January 19th)
  • May 6th (Registration closes April 19th)

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