Upcoming Trainings

NAMI California is excited to offer statewide program trainings. If your local NAMI California affiliate is interested in sending candidates to the trainings below, please contact the main contact staff overseeing the training (information below). One of our staff members will provide you with the statewide training application to be turned back in to NAMI California for a review of potential candidates.

Family & Peer Support Specialist Training

Do you have lived experience with a mental health conditions? Are you a family member with a loved one with a mental health condition? Train to become a Family & Peer specialist to receive certification for work in the behavioral health field from NAMI California and the California Office of State Health Planning and Development .

Become certified to be a family and peer specialist with our web-based training. All sessions are guided by trained presenters and offer opportunities for participant interaction as you learn about the recovery model, communication skills, trauma-informed care, and more. The program provides health educational training, one-on-one career counseling, and support to volunteer or work in the behavioral health field.

The training course runs February 4 to April, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 pm.

Register online and email Tory@namica.org for more information.

Program: Family Support Group

Date: February 8-9

Location: San Bernardino County

NAMI CA Staff Contact: Vikie Cole


Qualifications for training: Interested parties should be NAMI members in good standing and ideally have graduated from the same education program they intend to teach. A participant also needs to be recommended by their local NAMI chapter. Additional qualifications will apply. Please ask your NAMI affiliate to contact the NAMI CA Coordinator overseeing the training to receive an application via email. Prospective teachers/facilitators should return their applications in a timely manner as these workshops fill quickly.

Homefront Teacher Webinar Training

Mental Health 101 Affiliate Program Coordinator Training

Mental Health 101 Presenter Statewide Training (DIV)

Professionals Webinar Training (FAM)

Mental Health 101 Coordinator Webinar Training (DIV)

Mental Health 101 Presenter Statewide Training (FAM)

Persona a Persona Mentor Statewide Training

Connection Statewide Training

Family to Family Statewide Training

Peer to Peer Training


Training Applications

These applications apply to the training programs detailed below:

Basics Application (PDF DOC)

F2F Teacher Application (PDF DOC)

Peer-to-Peer Mentor Application (PDF DOC)

Connection Facilitator Application (PDF DOC)

Family Support Group Facilitator Application (PDF DOC)

Fact Sheet from NAMI California Family and Peer Programs Department (PDF)

*Important Note:  There will be additional trainings offered for all the programs above. These workshops will be hosted by affiliates and sponsored by NAMI California in the form of small grants. Trainings will be announced in your region as they become available.

Reporting Program Data:

Need to Report NAMI Class or Training Data? Click on this link: www.nami.org/programdata

Send inquiries to:

  • Family Programs, Basics, Homefront, Ending the Silence, NAMI On Campus High School & Professionals: Vikie Cole at victoria@namica.org
  • MH 101 & Peer Programs: Letisha Hardiman at letisha@namica.org
  • Family/Peer Support Specialist Webinar Training Program: Victoria Cole at victoria@namica.org

NAMI California Office: 916-567-0163

How to Access NAMI Signature Program Extranets, the Education Help Desk and Report Program Data