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    CHW Certification 
    512-776-2570  or  512-776-2624 

    Instructor or Training Program Certification
    512-776-3860  or  512-776-2208 

    Email: chw@dshs.texas.gov 

    Fax: 512-776-7555 

    Mailing Address
    Texas Department of State Health Services 
    P.O. Box 149347, MC 1945 
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347 

CHW and Instructor Training

DSHS Certified Training Programs 

Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Programs are organizations that have been certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program to provide certification and/or continuing education courses for Promotores or CHWs and Instructors of CHWs. 

Certification courses are at least 160-hours and cover all core competencies (pdf), which are the foundation of CHW or CHW Instructor certification. Continuing education (CEU) courses are required to renew CHW or CHW Instructor certification.  

To locate a training program near you, click on the Texas map below or this list of Training Programs (pdf) in Texas containing the same information as the map. Contact the Training Program to ask about the schedule and cost for certification or CEU courses.

GIS map of Texas. Click on map to go to the interactive GIS map. (Opens in a new window.)The map shows training locations for Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification, CHW Continuing Education Units (CEU), CHW Instructor Certification, and Instructor CEU. 

Map symbols are:

Green Square Green Square = Instructor CEU  

YellowSquare Yellow Square = CHW CEU 

BlueStar Blue star = Instructor Certification 

RedStar Red Star = CHW Certification

Click on the map (on left) to go to the interactive map. Please read the instructions carefully. The menu/legend is on the right upper corner. Once in the map, click on a symbol for additional information about the selected facility, including the type of training available. 

Distance Learning (Online) Instructor and CHW Certification 

Some Training Programs provide the certification courses online for Instructors and CHWs. View a list of Distance Learning Training Programs (pdf) that provide the certification course online.

Some training programs also offer online continuing education for CHWs and online continuing education courses for CHW Instructors. 

Last updated May 16, 2019