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Community Health Worker Certification

Please read each document thoroughly before beginning your application. 

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Applicant Eligibility

  • Currently live in Kentucky and/or employed as a CHW in Kentucky
  • Legal U.S. resident at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate approved CHW core competencies.
  • Submit completed application and certification fee to KYACHW.

Application Tracks

  1. Training-based: For CHWs who have completed a CHW training program of at least 40 hours in-class instruction and 40 hours of field work. 
  2. Experience-based: For applicants with at least 2,500 hours as a CHW during the previous three years.   

Application Materials

  1. Intent to Apply
  2. General Application
  3. Track-specific materials (copies of training certificates or official position descrption)
  4. Color Photo
  5. Professional Reference
  6. $50 fee paid directly to KYACHW

Continuing Education for Certified Community Health Workers (CCHW)

All CCHWs are required to earn 10 continuing education units (CEUs) each year. At least five of those hours must come from KDPH-approved training. You may earn up to five hours from independent training.

KDPH CHW Program-Approved Continuing Education Training
(As of Nov. 25, 2020)


​Training Title



Kentucky Voices
for Health

Advocacy 101

​July 14
and 21


Kentucky Voices
for Health

COVID-19 State
and Federal
​Oct. 6,
Nov. 3,
Dec. 1

Association of Community
Health Workers

5th Annual

Sept. 24


​Louisville Community Health Worker Group
​Housing Resources Panel Series
​Dec. 1
Dec. 8
Dec. 15
​1.5 each

Continuing Education Application for Organizations

The KY CHW CE Application is for organizations that wish to have training approved for CHW CE credits.

Forms must be submitted at least four weeks prior to training date. Approved training must provide a certificate of completion which includes:

  • Name of Training Organization
  • Title of Training
  • Date of Training
  • Name of the CCHW

All certificates and agendas must include the following statement:

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Department for Public Health Community Health Worker Program to provide X number of continuing education credits.
CHW Impact Stories of Success

Stories of Success are used to demonstrate the impact of Community Health Worker programs in Kentucky. 

Submissions open via Survey Monkey on Sept. 15 and close on Oct. 15, 2020. 

CHW Success Stories Powerpoint

CHW Stories of Success Worksheet