Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The National CHW Training Center offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Community Health Workers and Instructors. CEUs come in two forms in the state of Texas: DSHS-certified or non-certified.

DSHS-certified CEUs

Click here for a full listing of DSHS-certified CEUs offered by the National CHW Training Center. Although all CEU training is currently in-person, you may contact the Training Center for online training options.

Non-certified CEUs

For non-certified CEUs provided by partners of the National CHW Training Center, please visit:

 

To maintain their certification in the state of Texas, CHWs and CHW instructors must complete 20 hours of continuing education related to the core competencies during each two-year renewal period. 10 hours must be certified CEUs and 10 hours can be non-certified CEUs. Please see below for more details about these CEU requirements.

CEU Requirements

For CHWs to maintain their certification, they must fulfill the following CEU requirements:

DSHS Certified Continuing Education
  • At least ten (10) certified hours of continuing education from participation in a DSHS-approved training program, or
  • Five (5) DSHS-certified hours of continuing education AND up to five (5) hours of continuing education completed to renew a Texas license or certification in another health profession.
Non-Certified Continuing Education
  • The remaining ten (10) hours may come from training programs and instructors not certified by DSHS that relate to one or more of the core competencies. You may also satisfy non-certified continuing education hours through verifiable self study activities.

For Instructors to maintain their certification, they must fulfill the following CEU requirements:

DSHS Certified Continuing Education
  • At least ten (10) certified hours of continuing education from participation in a DSHS- approved instructor training program, or
  • Five (5) DSHScertified hours of instructor continuing education AND up to five (5) hours of continuing education you completed to renew a Texas license or certification in another health profession, or
  • Five (5) DSHScertified hours of instructor continuing education AND up to five (5) hours of instruction delivered to promotores, community health workers, or instructors in DSHS–certified training programs. Note that one (1) hour of credit equals two (2) hours actually taught.
Non-Certified Continuing Education
  • The remaining ten (10) hours may come from training programs and instructors not certified by DSHS that relate to one or more of the core competencies. You may also satisfy non–certified continuing education hours through verifiable self study activities.

 

Complete Listing of DSHS-certified CEUs offered by the Texas A&M National CHW Training Center

 

 

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