Certified Community Health Workers

Community Health Worker Roles & Sub Roles

CHW I Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) approved CHW Training
  • Signed Code of Ethics
  • Certification fee of $75
  • 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.

Apply to become a Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) I!

CHW I Renewal


  • Complete 20 hours of Nevada Certification Board (NCB) approved CHW continuing education hours (CEUs)
  • Renewal fee of $50

CHW I Renewal

CHW II Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Nevada Division of Public And Behavioral Health (DPBH) approved CHW training
  • 44 hours of approved continuing education:
    • 20 hours general CEUS
    • 6 hours of ethics trainings
    • 8 hours of mental health (MH) training
    • 9 hours of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) training
    • 1 hour HIPPA training
  • 500 hours of relevant work experience (see CHW Roles and Sub-roles document)
  • 50 hours of closely supervised experience in CHW competency areas
  • Signed 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.
  • Certification fee of $150

Apply to become a Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) II!

CHW II Renewal


  • Complete 20 hours of Nevada Certification Board (NCB) approved CHW continuing education hours (CEUs)
  • Renewal fee of $50

CHW II Renewal