Maryland CCHW Renewal

Community Health Worker Certificate Renewal​

Maryland Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Expiration and Renewal Key Points​

  • 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 before expiration.
  • A certifcate renewal application may be submitted up to two (2) years after the expiration date.
​Examples of professional development activities include: employer-sponsored training; conferences; webinars; online trainings; Maryland Community Health Worker Association monthly meetings; community-related meetings, committees, or workgroups that contain an educational component; or other educational opportunities or trainings.

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 to request a paper application in English and other languages​.
  • ​Twenty (20) hours of professional development activities.​
​​Required information for 20 hours of professional development:
    • Activity title
    • Activity date
    • Activity hours
    • Activity sponsor
    • Activity location
    • 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.​

Important Application Documents:

Things to know about certification renewal for CCHWs in Maryland:
  • The Certificate Renewal Application is open on Maryland OneStop
  • CCHWs may begin a Certificate Renewal Application, enter information, and upload Professional Development Activities Tracking Sheet(s) at any time.  
  • CCHWs may submit their online Certificate Renewal Application 90 days prior to and up to two years after the certification​ expiration date.  ​
  • 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.


Webinars:  Community Health Worker Certificate Renewal
Has your CHW certificate expired or will it expire soon?  CHW certificates can be renewed up to two (2) years after the expiration date.  A webinar on the process to renew a CHW certificate will be ​held on:

    • April 9, 2024, ​Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • July 17, 2024, Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • October 9, 2024, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

​​Contact the MDH CHW team at 410-767-5971 or