• 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

Community Health Workers - CHWs

Community Health Worker Certification

  • Requirements for CHW certification
  • Initial Application for certification as a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker 

Community Health Worker Renewals

  • Renewal requirements for certification as a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker.  
  • Renewal Applications
  • Expiration/re-apply information

Training Programs & Certification Courses

  • Information on training opportunities for CHWs provided by certified training programs approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). 

Continuing Education Opportunities (CEUs) 

  • Information for certified continuing education units (CEUs) for CHWs provided by training programs approved by DSHS.

Networks and Associations (pdf)

  • A list of CHW Networks or Associations and contact information. Community Health Worker Networks or Associations are being developed and expanded across Texas.

Other helpful information:

Benefits of Certification and CHW Testimonials

" Frequently Asked Questions", " Preguntas Frecuentes"

Verify business or professional license (certification)

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Last updated November 14, 2017