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.
Map symbols are:
Green Square = Instructor CEU
Yellow Square = CHW CEU
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.