Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW)

Community Health Worker (CCHW) II Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Nevada Certification Board approved CHW training
  • 44 hours of approved continuing education, completed within the past five years:
    • 20 Hours of general continuing education
    • 8 hours of behavioral health training (mental health and/or substance use, and/or alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) training)
    • 8 hours of health equity and/or community organizing (may include social determinants of health)
    • 6 hours of cultural competency/cultural humility and/or NCB approved ethics training)
    • 1 hour of self-care/burnout prevention
    • 1 hour of HIPAA training
  • 500 hours of relevant work experience 
  • 50 hours of closely supervised experience in CCHW competency areas
  • Signed code of ethics
  • All candidates must attest to the following:
    • I understand that in order to be employed as a CCHW, 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
  • 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 fee 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 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