• Contact Us

    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

    General inquiries:
    Email the CHW program

    Fax: (512) 776-7658

    Mailing address:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    P.O. Box 149347, MC1922
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

CHW Instructor - Certification Applications

Instructor Certification Requirements

  • Texas resident 
  • Completion of an approved 160-hour competency-based Community Health Worker Instructor training program certified by DSHS
    OR
  • Experience – At least 1000 cumulative hours of experience training individuals who provide community health work services including promotores, community health workers, and other health care paraprofessionals and professionals in the previous six (6) years. 

     The following must be submitted to DSHS:

  • Signed and dated application with all information completed. A typed or handwritten signature is acceptable.  
  • Photo - Colored photo of your face, similar to a passport photo.  
  • Professional resume
  • Training certificate of completion (if applying based on completion of an approved 160-hour competency-based instructor training program certified by DSHS)

    ** Allow 90 days for application processing. 


     Helpful information for completing an application:

     Instructor Initial Certification Application

  1. Instructor Application for Certification – English
  2. Solicitud de Certificación del Instructor(a) – Spanish

 How do I find my CHW certification number and/or expiration date?

You will need to go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website, Check License Status or Search for a License (CHW certification number)  and perform a search. Do Not Create an account go to "License Search".



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Last updated November 15, 2017