• 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

    Email questions:
    Email the CHW program

    Fax: (512) 776-7555

    Mailing address:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    P.O. Box 149347, MC1945                                                                                          
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

CHW & Instructor Training Sites

Resources for CHW Training Sites

What is a DSHS approved training site? Training sites can be certified to deliver the CHW certification course, CHW continuing education, CHW Instructor certification course and/or CHW Instructor continuing education. Potential training sites must submit an application with a curriculum for their desired certification and a plan for delivering future training. Always consult the proper authorities before submitting an application to become a training site or submitting a new curriculum. More information and the required documentation can be found below.                                                                                                                                            

List of CHW Certified Training Programs                                                                                       

Information for organizations interested in becoming a training program:



Approved Shareable CHW or Instructor Curriculum

Many training programs have agreed to share curriculum that has been approved for DSHS-certified CEUs. The list of shared curricula is subject to change and will be updated quarterly. The list is divided by topic and includes the name of the curriculum, the number of CEUs, as well as the name of the training program that “owns” the curriculum. Curricula for instructor trainings are located at the end of the list. Training programs who would like to borrow a curriculum must contact the training program specified on the shared curriculum list. Programs must email the CHW Training and Certification Program at chw@dshs.texas.gov when they share a curriculum with another training program and include the curriculum name and the name of the training program requesting the curriculum. See List of Certified Training Programs above for contact information.

Shareable Curriculum List

Curriculum Submission

  • All certified CHW or instructor training programs should use this form to submit curriculum for review and approval for community health worker or instructor DSHS-certified contact hours. Updated September 2016
  • Training Program Curriculum Submission Form

Guest Instructor Request

Announcement of Upcoming Training

• Training programs should mail information on upcoming training events offering DSHS-certified contact hours to chw@dshs.state.tx.us or to their designated CHW Training and Certification Program contact. Please include the following information in the email:
• Name of training program 
• Title
• Instructor(s)
• Date
• Time
• Method (i.e. in-person, distance learning)
• Location
• # of DSHS-certified hours (note whether CEUs are for CHWs, instructors, or both)
• Competencies
• Cost
• Language
• Registration information
• Contact information for questions 

External links to other sites are intended to be information and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

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Last updated October 15, 2018