Maryland CCHW Renewal

Community Health Worker Certificate Renewal​

Maryland Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) Certificate Expiration and Renewal Key Points

The following key points summarize Maryland’s CCHW expiration and renewal process.  
  • A CHW certificate is effective for two years from the date issued.
  • There is no fee for certification renewal.
  • A CCHW should be prepared to submit their certificate renewal application 30 days prior to expiration.
  • Renewal requirements include:
    • Submission of a ​community health worker certificate renewal application through the Maryland OneStop portal.
      • ​​Contact the CHW Team at 410-767-5971 or MDH.CHWApplications@Maryland.gov to request a paper application in English or Spanish
    • Documentation of 20 hours of a broad range of professional development activities. 
      • ​Examples of professional development activities include employer-sponsored trainings; conferences; webinars; online trainings; Maryland Community Health Worker Association monthly meetings; community-related meetings, committee, or workgroups that contain an educational component; or other educational opportunities or trainings.
      • Professional development activities need to include:
        • ​A written explanation of acquired knowledge and/or skill application of duties; and
        • The CHW core competency or health principle associated with the activity. ​ ​
    • A CCHW must notify the Department upon name or contact information change.
  • Click here​​ for Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) Certificate Renewal PowerPoint presentation shared at the CHW Certificate Renewal webinars.

Important Application Documents:

Things to know about certification renewal for CCHWs in Maryland:
  • CCHWs may begin a Certificate Renewal Application at any time.  
  • CCHWs may submit their online Certificate Renewal Application with the required documentation 90 days prior to their certificate expiration date.  ​
  • The Certificate Renewal Application is open on Maryland OneStop so that CCHWs may enter information and upload Professional Development Activities Tracking Sheet(s).
  • The Certificate Renewal Application and uploaded documents will remain in Draft mode until the application is submitted.
  • For the best online application experience, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari as your web browser.  You may experience issues using Internet Explorer.

APPLY HERE FOR CCHW CERTIFICATE RENEWAL​

Webinars:  Community Health Worker Certificate Renewal Application


​​Contact the MDH CHW team at 410-767-5971 or MDH.CHWApplications@Maryland.gov.