• 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 - Certification Information

CHW Certification Requirements

  • Texas resident 
  • Training – Completion of an approved 160-hour competency-based Community Health Worker training program certified by DSHS
    OR
  • Experience – At least 1000 cumulative hours of community health work services within the most recent six (6) years. Experience will be verified with the supervisor(s) noted in the application.

     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.
  • Training certificate of completion (if applying based on completion of an approved 160-hour competency-based training program certified by DSHS)

    **Allow 90 Days for application processing. 


     Helpful information for completing an application:

     Initial CHW Application

  1. Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker Application for Certification – English Word Doc
  2. Solicitud de Certificación del Promotor(a) de Salud  - Español Word Doc

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 16, 2017