Community Health Worker Certification
Please read each document thoroughly before beginning your application.
Community Health Worker Certification Manual
CHW Certification and CE Training Webinar Slides
Kentucky CHW FAQ 2020
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.
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.
- Experience-based: For applicants with at least 2,500 hours as a CHW over the past three years.
Intent to Apply
- Color Photo
- Professional Reference
$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 Aug. 28, 2020)
|Oct. 6, |
Association of Community
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:
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