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    For CHW certification questions:
    (512) 776-2570; or
    (512) 776-2624

    For Instructor or Training Program certification questions:
    (512) 776-3860; or
    (512) 776-2208

    Email questions:
    Email the CHW program

    Fax: (512) 776-7555

    Mailing address:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    P.O. Box 149347, MC1945                                                                                          
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

CHW Instructor Continuing Education

DSHS-certified Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Instructors of CHWs

What is a DSHS certified CEU?

The training program, the curricula, and the instructor of a Continuing Education Unit must be certified by the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program before it is approved. 
To renew your certification, you will need to complete the required CEUs.  They are available face to face or distance/online depending on the CHW training program offering the course.
Contact the Community Health Work Training Programs for up-coming instructor CEUs in your area.  A complete list of CHW and Instructor Training Programs can be found at the Community Health Worker – Training Information web page.

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Title: Presentation and Facilitation Skills: Basics

Cost: Free

CEUs: 2.0 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors – Competency Areas: .5 Interpersonal Skills, .5 Capacity Building Skills, 1.0 Teaching Skills

Language: English

Registration/Contact Information: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=330&c=617; Lori Weber at 512.474.2166 or lweber@cardeaservices.org

CCHD’s National Community Health Worker Training Center, Texas A&M School of Public Health


Title: Helping older adults change their health behaviors to prevent falls

and related injuries: Health Behavior Change Theories

Cost: Free               

Language: English and Spanish sections

CEUs: 5 DSHS-certified Instructor CEUs

Registration/Contact information: http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu/fall-prevention-curriculum/CHW-Training@tamhsc.edu ; Denise Martinez at dmartine22@tamhsc.edu, 979/436-9360

Title: Training CHW Instructors to Deliver Cancer Survivorship Education to CHWs

Cost: Free

Language: English and Spanish

CEUs: 8 DSHS-certified Instructor CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching, Communication)

Registration/Contact information: register at http://moodle.tamhsc.edu; email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360



Last updated August 10, 2018