Certified Community Health Worker (CHW)​

Certified Community Health Worker I Requirements

All training for initial certification must have been completed within the past five years. Continuing education for certification renewals needs to be completed within the renewal period.

  • Nevada Certification Board approved CHW Training
  • Code of Ethics: The applicant must agree to adhere to the Nevada Certification Board’s community health worker specific code of ethics.
  • All candidates must attest to the following:
        • I understand that in order to be employed as a CHW, I may be required by my employer to complete a CPR/First Aid Training course, obtain a TB Test, and submit to a background check.
  • Residency Requirement:
        • You must live or work in Nevada at least 50% of the time to be certified by the Nevada Certification Board and to maintain that certification.
  • Recertification: A renewal few of $50 and 20 hours of continuing education* in the Nevada CHW Competencies earned every two years, including four (4) hours of training in cultural competency/humility/sensitivity.

* For a PDF version of the application process, click here.

* For all continuing education hours (CEHs), please submit a certificate of attendance or participation from an approved training organization that includes the following information:

  • Name of training organization(s) and/or sponsor(s)
  • Title of training/conference
  • Date(s) of training/conference
  • Name of participant/attendee
  • Hours of attendance/participation

For all NCB initial applications and certification renewals, please allow up to ten (10) business days for approvals of any application steps/submissions in your online application in the Certemy system. If you have been waiting for more than ten (10) business days, please email NCB at contactus@nevadacertboard.org or call (775) 784-1282