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CHW Training &
Education Overview

MICHWA Certified CHW Training Program

MiCHWA’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Training Program is a comprehensive core competency-based curricula that aligns with The Community Health Worker Core Consensus Project’s (C3 Project) ten roles and eleven skills.

In addition to CHW certificate training MiCHWA provides microcredentials in behavioral health. MiCHWA also provides access to a CHW registry, continuing education, resources, and other workforce development opportunities.

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CHW Core Competencies

Since 2017 MiCHWA has been recognizing CHWs eligible for certification based on the successful completion of our training program. A key component of that includes a Michigan specific training in the following 8 core competencies in 166 hours of course work and internship:

  • CHW Role in Public Health & Health Systems
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Navigating Community Resources
  • Communication Styles & Cultural Responsiveness
  • CHW Role in Public Health & Health Systems
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Navigating Community Resources
  • Communication Styles & Cultural Responsiveness
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CHW’s Serving Michigan Communities

The curriculum is designed to train front-line health workers to provide culturally responsive services in Michigan communities. The 166 training hours includes 25 hours for independent self-study. Independent self-study ensures that the participants are given sufficient time to work on homework, quizzes, projects, and other assignments. Independent self-study hours may be completed at the participant’s home, work location, or other location.

As part of the 166 training hours, 40 internship hours  are required, consisting of field experiences in local agencies where the focus is for the student to apply and integrate theory into practice. CHWs who are currently employed will complete the internship at their place of work.

Tuition varies by certification training programs and is set by the training organizations, not by MiCHWA.

Continued Education

MiCHWA identifies, promotes, and hosts CHW continuing education opportunities (CEUs) regularly. Upcoming classes and webinars are made available to MiCHWA members via our membership portal and can also be found publically on our website’s Training Schedule. These opportunities are organized in relation to the core competencies learned during the CHW training program.

To maintain MiCHWA CHW Membership certification, CHWs need to complete 20 CEUs every two years, and annually renew membership on the MiCHWA Member Portal & CHW Registry.

Membership & CEU Factsheet

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