CHW/Promotora Instructor Certification Course Overview

CHW/Promotor(a) Instructor (CHWI)

Certification Course Overview

Course Format:
  • The CHWI course is a self-paced online course.
  • The direct link to the course website for trainees will be hosted on Canvas (online trainee platform).
  • Trainees can watch the course videos and complete the assignments at their own pace.
  • The competencies must be completed in order.
  • Upon first day of training, trainees receive a username and password that allows them to access course materials and videos.
Course Cost:

The CHWI Certification Course is $1200/per trainee enrolled.  To see course prices and payment options, see the following link:

Course Information:

The National CHW Training Center offers the CHW Instructor Certification Course as a three month course.

Next course offer: September 13, 2021 – December 6, 2021 (Fall 2021 Cohort). This course will be taught in English.

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. 

Register for September 13, 2021 – December 6, 2021 (Fall 2021 Cohort)

CHW Instructor Certification Course: Fall 2021 (September 13, 2021 – December 6, 2021)