Certification Requirements

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

An applicant for a community health worker may qualify for certification provided the applicant: 

Is trained and educated as a community health worker by an organization approved by the Community Health Worker Advisory Body;

 

Is at least sixteen years of age;

 

Submits a professional reference from an employer with direct knowledge of the applicant's experience as a community health worker;

 

Submits a reference from a member of the community with direct knowledge of the applicant's experience as a community health worker, and

 

Has a minimum of one thousand hours of experience working as a community health worker during the three years prior to the date of such application;

 

OR

 

Has a minimum of two thousand hours of paid or unpaid experience as a community health worker;

 

Submits a professional reference from an employer with direct knowledge of the applicant's experience as a community health worker

 

Submits a reference from a member of the community with direct knowledge of the applicant's experience as a community health worker.

 

Application instructions

 

As part of the application, applicants will be prompted to upload a verification of experience form documenting 2000 hours of paid or unpaid experience, a letter of reference from an employer with direct knowledge of the applicants experience and a professional reference from a member of the community with direct knowledge of the applicant's experience as a community health worker.  Please ensure that you have the appropriate documentation saved to the device you are using to file the application. The preferred file format is pdf.  Applicants will also be prompted to upload a recent photo of themselves.

 

 Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  The application fee is $100.