Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW)

Description

The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) designation is an entry-level credential for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Examples of job titles that are considered to be Community Health Worker positions include but are not limited to Promotores(as) de Salud; Community Health Educator; Health Communicator; Outreach Worker; or Health Advocate.


Credentials Awarded

The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) credential is issued within 10 business days of the FCB’s approval of the Application and all supporting documentation. The credential issue date is the day the last requirement was approved by the FCB. The CCHW credential is issued for a 24-month period, and will always renew on October 31st of the renewal calendar year. Depending on the initial certification award date, first time credential holders may be certified for slightly more or less than a standard 24-month period. The full 24-month renewal cycle will start after the credential is renewed for the first time.


Specific Instructions

Please read the guide for more information.


Prerequisites

Requirement:

CCHW applicants must complete and document a minimum of 30 clock hours of training, with a minimum number of training clock hours in each performance domain as follows:

• Communication and Education: 4 clock hours

• Resources: 4 clock hours

• Advocacy: 4 clock hours

• Foundations of Health: 4 clock hours

• Professional Responsibility: 4 clock hours

• Electives (may relate to any of the performance domains): 10 clock hours

All training must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Associated Exams

Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) Exam

The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) designation is an entry-level credential for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural...

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Requirement:

CCHW applicants must complete and document a minimum of 30 clock hours of training, with a minimum number of training clock hours in each performance domain as follows:

• Communication and Education: 4 clock hours

• Resources: 4 clock hours

• Advocacy: 4 clock hours

• Foundations of Health: 4 clock hours

• Professional Responsibility: 4 clock hours

• Electives (may relate to any of the performance domains): 10 clock hours

All training must have been completed within the last 5 years.


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