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

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    (512) 776-3860; or
    (512) 776-2208

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

CHW Instructor Certification - Training Information

CHW Instructor Certification Courses

What is a DSHS approved CHW Instructor certification course?

  • A DSHS approved CHW Instructor certification course must meet three factors; The training program, the curricula, and the instructor must be certified by the Community Health Workers - Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program. 

CHW Instructor certification courses are available face to face or online depending on the training program offering the course. There are 5 instructor certification training programs in Texas.  

Contact the DSHS-Approved instructor training program to ask when the next DSHS certification course will begin in your area.


CHW Instructor Certification courses

To inquire about specific certification courses, call or e-mail the designated training program contacts.


Distance Learning

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

Contact: Katharine Nimmons  at knimmons@srph.tamhsc.edu, 979/436-9364

*Instruction is self-paced and start dates are flexible. Course must be finished within 6 months.

Texas Area Health Education Center East- Coastal Region

Contact: Leslie Hargrove at  409-933-0021 or leslie.hargrove@txaheceast.org

*Contact training site to join the wait list- new classes begin when enough students are interested.

Houston Community College

Rosalinda Garza at Rosalinda.garza@hccs.edu  or at 713/718-2697

*Course series is offered once a year and is self-paced instructor guided online courses with assignment due dates.

Hybrid In-person/online courses

Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute - an affiliate of Baylor Healthcare System

Contact: Melissa Gomez at 214/915-3204 or Melissa.Gomez@bswhealth.org

*Classes are a hybrid of online and in-person classes in Dallas. Contact training site for the next start date.

Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc.

Contact: Venus Gines at 281/489-1111 or diadelamujerlatina@gmail.com

*Please contact DML for the next available start date and in-person location

Last updated May 30, 2018