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). 
          o   The Next course will begin on June 20, 2023 and will run through September 19, 2023.
          o   Applications will be posted HERE beginning May 15, 2023 and will close at 5pm on June 2, 2023.
          o   Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
          o   Email notification of acceptance will be sent out by June 8, 2023.

In addition to taking this course through the Utah Department of Healthand 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