Community Health Workers - CHWs


Certification & Renewal Requirments

  • Initial and renewal requirements for certification as a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker.  
  • Applications for CHW certification and Renewal.
  • 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)

External links to other sites are intended to be information and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  For information about the Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program please email  For information regarding Maternal and Child Health(MCH) in Texas, please email or call (512) 776-7373.  

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Last updated September 5, 2017