CHW Grandfathering Period Extended to June 30, 2016

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.

The CCHW credential is open for grandfathering from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The purpose of a grandfathering period is to provide current practitioners with the opportunity to earn certification without taking additional training or the written exam. Grandfathering period certification standards include a combination of specified work and/or volunteer experience, content specific training, and letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide formal, verifiable documentation to support each requirement.

There is a $50, non-refundable application fee.

There is a $25 hard copy application fee (optional — only required if an applicant DOES NOT apply on-line).

There is a $20 criminal background report fee (must be paid by any applicant who has had a Felony or First Degree Misdemeanor charge).

Applicants in need of financial assistance may contact the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition for assistance.  For English-speaking applicants, please call 850-888-2495 or Interesados que hablen español, pueden llamar al 305-243-8433.