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: March – September (Spring) and September – March (Fall).

Our current session:

  • Started Monday, March 26, 2018 and concludes Monday, September 21, 2018.

Note, courses can be offered on a custom schedule upon request.

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.

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)