CHW Core Skills Training Program

Are you:

  • Early (under 5 years) in your CHW Career or interested in starting a CHW Career?
  • Dedicated to the health of your community and want to help?
  • Interested in learning more about how to be a leader and support your community’s wellbeing?

We want YOU! Join us for the CHW Core Skills Training Program.

You will learn these skills: Interpersonal and Relationship Building, Service Coordination and Navigation, Communication, Group Facilitation, Capacity Building, Outreach and Education, Individual and Community Assessment, Professional Skills and Conduct, and a strong CHW Knowledge base.

This program is an online training you do at your own pace and on your own time. Approximate time commitment to complete the course is 90 hours spread out over 3 months. Estimated commitment per week is 10-15 hours.

    • Dates for new classes start throughout the calendar year (approximately every 4-5 months). 
      • The next CHW Core Skills training course will begin on October 17, 2023 and will run through January 21, 2024.

      •  Applications will be posted HERE beginning September 7, 2023 and will close at 5pm on September 29, 2023.

      • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

      • Email notification of acceptance will be sent out by October 9, 2023.

In addition to taking this course through the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, there are several host sites that also offer our Core Skills curriculum. The certificate you receive is the same. You can contact these organizations for starting dates and class availability:

CHW Grandfathering Option

This is for CHWs who have worked 5+ years in the field and may not need to take the CHW training program. If accepted, you will receive a CHW Core Skills Certificate. This option is only available for a limited time.

  • CHW Grandparenting Application.
    Grandfathering applications are reviewed quarterly (March, June, September, and December)
  • CHW Personal Reference Support Application
    You will need to give a copy of the CHW Personal Reference Support Application to your personal reference to fill out and sign.  This document is a required part of the CHW Grandfathering Certification Application.

What do I do if I have questions?

Contact: Rachel Black