CHW/Promotora Certification Course Overview

CHW/Promotora Certification Course Overview

Course Information

The National CHW Training Center offers 24-week CHW certification courses on a twice yearly schedule:
March – September (Spring) and September – March (Fall).

Right now, our current session:

  • Began Monday, March 26, 2018 and concludes Monday, September 17, 2018.
  • The course meets weekly from 4:00 – 6:30 pm (central time).

Note, CHW certification courses can be delivered on a custom schedule or in Spanish upon request.

Every CHW course is 160 total hours and covers eight competencies: Communication, Teaching, Interpersonal Skills, Service Coordination, Capacity Building, Advocacy, Organization, and Knowledge Base.

  • Each of the eight competencies is composed of 20 contact hours.
  • The approximate breakdown of hours for EACH competency (totaling the 160 contact hours):
    • Class sessions: 7.5 hours
    • Homework: 5 hours
    • Hands on experience: 7.5 hours

Please click here for a PDF of the Course Structure.

Course Format
  • The standard CHW course is a hybrid online + self-study course
  • The direct link to the course website for students is:
  • During registration, students create a username and password that allows them to access course materials and the link to the online class sessions.
Course Cost: $750

Note, registration for Spring 2018 has closed. Please revisit at a later time to register for Fall 2018.