Training and Education

Program requirements and training standards for Community Health Workers (CHWs) vary widely among states. Some states require (CHWs) to have state-level certification, requiring completion of an approved training program and acquiring specific skills. A number of educational institutions offer courses, certificates, or degrees in the CHW field, with related trends being. Community college-based training provides academic credit and career advancement opportunities through formal education. On-the-job training is offered to improve capacities of CHWs and enhance their standards of practice. Certification at the state level recognizes and legitimizes the work of CHWs and opens up potential reimbursement opportunities for CHW services.

Currently in Nevada there is no statute holding a CHW to a standardized curriculum; however, the Community Health Worker Program at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), only supports and recognizes the Community Health Worker Training Course offered at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), the Nevada Community Health Worker Association (NvCHWA), and the Washington State training program.

CHW Training Courses in Nevada

CSN: In-Person CHW Training Course at College of Southern Nevada

More information here!

TMCC: Online Course at Truckee Meadows Community College

More information here!

NvCHWA: Online-Hybrid Course through Nevada Community Health Worker Association

2019 NvCHWA Course Dates, Locations, Cost & Registration Links (subject to change):

  • April 19th, 2019 – June 14th, 2019
    • Two mandatory, in-person classes on 4/19 & 6/14
    • Location: Reno, Nevada
    • Cost: $0 (free)
    • Register here!
  • July 12th, 2019  – September 6th, 2019
    • Two mandatory, in-person classes on 7/12 & 9/6
    • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Cost: $0 (free)
    • Register here!
  • September 27th, 2019 – November 22nd, 2019
    • Two mandatory, in-person classes on 9/22 & 11/22
    • Location: Reno, Nevada
    • Cost: $0 (free)
    • Register here!

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