CHW Instructor Continuing Education

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. 

Instructors of community health workers must complete 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. 

Contact the CHW Training Programs for upcoming instructor continuing education courses in your area. Go to CHW and Instructor Training for a list of DSHS-certified training programs. 

Cardea Services 

Cardea Services Courses
Title 
Cost 
CEUs

Language 
Registration
Contact  
Presentation and Facilitation Skills 
Free 
2 DSHS-certified continuing education hours for CHWs and CHW Instructors
(Competency: .5 Interpersonal Skills, .5 Capacity Building Skills, 1 Teaching Skills) 
English
Information and registration 
Lori Weber at 512-474-2166 or lweber@cardeaservices.org 
Title 
Cost 
CEUs

Language 
Registration
Contact  
Working with Teens to Prevent Pregnancy: Starting the Conversation 
Free 
1 DSHS-certified continuing education hour for CHWs and CHW Instructors 
(Competency: .5 Knowledge Base and .5 Communication Skills)
English 
Information and registration 
Lori Weber at 512-982-9168 or lweber@cardeaservices.org 

CCHD’s National Community Health Worker Training Center 
Texas A&M School of Public Health 

CCHD’s National CHW Training Center Courses
Title 

Cost 
CEUs
Language 
Registration
Contact  
Helping Older Adults Change their Health Behaviors to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries:
Health Behavior Change Theories
 
Free               
5 DSHS-certified Instructor CEUs 
English and Spanish sections 
Information and registration 
Denise Martinez at 979-436-9360 or dmartine22@tamhsc.edu 
Title 
Cost 
CEUs
Language 
Registration
Contact 
Training CHW Instructors to Deliver Cancer Survivorship Education to CHWs 
Free 
8 DSHS-certified Instructor CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching, Communication) 
English and Spanish 
Information and registration 

Call 979-436-9360 or email chw-training@tamhsc.edu 

Texas Health Steps Provider Education  

Texas Health Steps offers several online modules for CHW Instructors. All are provided in English and are free. 
View their registration information. 

Steps for taking the modules:  

  1.  Create a Texas Health Steps account. 
  2.  Select the “Courses” 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 CHW Instructors.
  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 on-line post-test. 
  10.  Complete the evaluation. 
  11.  Print the certificate. Save the certificate to send it with your CHW Instructor renewal application. 

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Last updated October 14, 2019