CHW Continuing Education Courses

What is a DSHS-certified continuing education unit (CEU)? 

The Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program must certify the training program, curricula, and instructor of a continuing education unit (CEU). After that happens, it is approved as a Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certified CEU. 

Community health workers must complete the required CEUs to renew their certification. Continuing education is available in person, via distance learning, or online depending on the CHW training program offering the course. 

DSHS-Certified Training Programs Offering Online Courses 

(Click the program name below to jump down to their list of courses.)  

Contact the CHW Training Programs for upcoming CEUs in your area. Go to CHW and Instructor Training for a complete list of DSHS-certified training programs. 
 

Cardea Services 

Cardea Services offers several training courses. All courses are in English and are free.
For a full list of courses, visit their course catalog. 

Questions? 

Contact Lori Weber at 512-982-9168 or Lweber@cardeaservices.org 

 

Cardea Services Courses

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CEUs 
Registration

An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
1.0 DSHS-certified CHW and CHW-I CEU (.5 Communication Skills, .5 on Interpersonal Skills
Information and registration title

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Gender Diversity 101 
2 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competencies:.1 Knowledge Base and 1 Interpersonal)

Information and registration 

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How do I Help my Clients Make Changes to Improve Their Health? An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for CHWs
1.0 DSHS-certified CHW and CHW-I CEU (.5 Communication Skills, .5 on Interpersonal Skills)
Information and registration

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Linking Clients to Women's Health Programs in Texas
1.0 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (.5 knowledge base, .5 capacity building)
Information and registration

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Opioid Use and Misuse in Women and Girls: Factors, Signs and Next Steps
1.5 hours of DSHS-certified CHW CEU (.5 Communication Skills, 1 on Knowledge Base on Specific Health Issues)
Information and registration

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Postpartum Depression: How CHWs Can Help 
1.5 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: 1 Knowledge Base and .5 Communication) 
Information and registration 

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Presentation and Facilitation Skills 
2 DSHS-certified CHW and CHW Instructor CEU
(Competency: .5 Interpersonal Skills, .5 Capacity Building Skills, 1 Teaching Skills) 
Information and registration 

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Raising Awareness and Offering Help for Mental Health and Substance Use
2.5 DSHS-certified CEU (1 Interpersonal, 1 Capacity building, .5 knowledge base)
Information and registration

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Self-Management for Chronic Conditions: Helping Clients to Help Themselves

2.5 DSHS-certified CEU (.5 Interpersonal, .5 Capacity building, .5 Communication, 1 knowledge base)
Information and registration

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STD 101: What You Need to Know 
1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base) 
Information and registration 

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Treating All Patients with Respect: Cultural Proficiency at the Border and Beyond 
1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base)
Information and registration 

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Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care with Border Communities 
1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base) 
Information and registration 

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Working with Teens to Prevent Pregnancy: Starting the Conversation (Part 1)
1 DSHS-certified continuing education hour for CHW and CHW Instructors
(Competency: .5 Knowledge Base and .5 Communication Skills) 
Information and registration 

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Talking to Teens About Contraceptives (Part 2)
1 DSHS-certified continuing education hour for CHW and CHW Instructors
(Competency: .5 Knowledge base and .5 Communication Skills) 
Information and registration 

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Trauma-Informed Care in HIV Prevention and Care Services
2 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (1 Interpersonal, .5 knowledge base, and .5 Organizational Skills)
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Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
Office of Special Programs 

Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, Office of Special Programs offers several courses. They are all free. 

 

Texas A&M Health Science Center Courses 

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CEUs
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Registration
Contact 

CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters 

1 DSHS-certified CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base) 
English
CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters 
Call 979-436-9478 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM
or email USACenter@sph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
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Registration
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Communicating Risk Messages 
CEUs: 4 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Communication, Organization, Teaching)
English & Spanish
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
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Registration
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Community Engagement 
2 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Communication, Organization) 

English & Spanish
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
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Registration
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Environmental Health and Children 
3 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Teaching) 
English & Spanish
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
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Registration
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Family Preparedness 
3 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Organization, Teaching) 
English & Spanish
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
Language 
Registration
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Infection Control 
CEUs: 3 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Communication, Knowledge, Teaching) 
English & Spanish 
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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CEUs
Language 
Registration
Contact  

Mental Health and Disasters 
4 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Teaching) 
English & Spanish 
Information and registration 
Email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu 

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University of Texas School of Public Health 

The University of Texas School of Public Health offers several training courses. All courses are in English and are free.  

Questions? 

Email mch@uth.tmc.edu 

 

University of Texas School of Public Health Courses  

 

Title 
CEUs
Registration 

Community Leadership 

1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
Registration 

Addressing Infant Mortality: Preconception Health 
1.5 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competency: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Cultural Competence & Community Engagement 
1.5 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competency: Communication, Organization, Interpersonal) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus 
1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Delivery and First Hour 
1 DSHS CHW CEU (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Better Together 3: Social Support in Prenatal Care 
2 DSHS CHW CEUs (Competencies: Communication, Teaching, Organizational, Service Coordination) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Developmental Delays: Fine & Gross Motor Skills 
1.5 DSHS CHW CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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Nutrition and Exercise for Mental Wellness 
1 DSHS CHW CEU (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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CEUs
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Overview of Mental Wellness 
2 DSHS CHW CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching) 
Registration and contact information 

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Texas Health Steps Provider Education  

Texas Health Steps offers free online modules. All are provided in English. View their registration information

Steps for taking the modules: 

  1. Create a Texas Health Steps account. 
  2. Select the “Course” link at the top of the web page. 
  3. In the Course Finder, select Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program from the “Accreditation” drop-down box. 
  4. Select “Find” to search for courses that have been approved for CHWs. This will ensure that you will receive the certificate of completion specifically for community health workers/promotores. 
  5. Scroll down to see the DSHS-certified courses. 
  6. Enroll in the course. 
  7. Complete the online pre-test. 
  8. Thoroughly read the content of the module. 
  9. Complete the online post-test. 
  10. Complete the evaluation. 
  11. Print the certificate. Save the certificate to send with your CHW renewal application. 

HHSC Early Childhood Intervention 

ECI offers a free webinar in English titled, An Introduction to ECI for Community Health Workers 
CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base)
Registration: ECI Overview for CHWs 
For questions contact, Tammy Miller at 512/776-4326 or tammy.miller@hhsc.state.tx.us 

After completing the webinar, send an email to ECI_CEU@hhsc.state.tx.us requesting the survey link. After submitting the survey, you will be able to download your CEU certificate.