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 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.


Webinars:  Community Health Worker Certificate Renewal Application

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