The North Carolina Community Health Worker Association develops professional standards to certify Community Health Workers in North Carolina. "A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served." - American Public Health Association, Community Health Workers. Published 2009.
- All Certification for CHWs is valid for a period of three (3) years.
- Twenty four (24) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be required for recertification after three (3) years.
- All certifications require a $40.00 processing fee.
Levels of Certification
We are currently accepting applications for:
Community Health Worker I - Standardized Core Competency Training
This level requires completion of the CHW Standardized Core Competency Training (SCCT) in 2020, 2021, and 2022 with 80% or higher.
Complete the application here.
Other levels and opportunities for certification will be available Fall 2022!