CHW/Promotora Instructor Certification Course Overview

CHW/Promotora Instructor Certification Course Overview

Course Information

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

The current session, Fall 2019: 

  • Starts Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 and concludes Monday, April 11, 2020.

The CHWI 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 and activities: 7.5 hours
    • Homework: 5 hours
    • Hands on experience: 7.5 hours

Please click here for a PDF of the Course Structure.

Note: There are no pre-requirements to become our student, but in Texas for additional certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services, applicants must be a Texas resident and 18 + y/o. 

Note: The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that CHW instructors have an affiliation with a certified training center in order to deliver trainings. For that reason, our center strongly encourages students to arrange an affiliation prior to completing the certification. 

Course Format
  • The CHWI course is a self-paced hybrid online + self-study course.
  • Students can watch the course videos and complete the assignments at their own pace.
  • The competencies must be completed in order.
  • The direct link to the course website is:
  • Upon registration, students receive a username and password that allows them to access course materials and videos.
Course Cost: $1200 (please note price increase)