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:
April – September (Spring) and October – March/April (Fall).

Right now, our current session:

  • Starts Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 and concludes Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • The course will meet weekly from 4:00 – 6:30 pm (Central Time).

Note: there are no pre-requirements to become our student, but in Texas for CHW certification with the state, applicants must be a Texas resident and 16 + y/o:

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 CCHD CHW Course Outline.

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