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    ​​Community Health Worker Certification

    CHW Certification Information

    Maryland Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification Key Points:
    • ​A CHW certification is effective for two years from the date issued.
    • There is no fee for certification or certification renewal.
    • Submission of a CHW certification application is completed through the Maryland OneStop portal.

    Requirements for CHW certification:
    • Age:  The applicant must be 18 years or older.
    • Successful completion of a CHW certification training program accredited by the Maryland Department of Health:
      • The applicant must provide documentation of successful completion of a CHW training program accredited by the Maryland Department of Health.
      • Documentation should be an official certificate, letter, or other document issued by the accredited training program that includes the following five elements:
        • the training program name
        • the training program address
        • the training program accreditation number
        • the date of completion
        • an authorizing signature.  
      • If you do not have this document, please contact your training program.
    • Education: The applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
    Apply for CHW Certification

    Steps to apply for CHW Certification:
    • Submit an application through the Maryland OneStop​ portal for Maryland CHW Certification 
      • Include a form of age verification
      • Include documentation of the successful completion of a CHW training program accredited by the Maryland Department of Health
    • Contact the CHW Team at 410-767-5971 or MDH.CHWApplications@Maryland.gov to request a paper application in English or a language other than English.
    ​Click here for a flyer​ on CHW certification.

    Things to know about the Maryland OneStop application process:
    • Click here to find a list of CHW training programs accredited by the Maryland Department of Health.
    • 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.
    • ​​Click on the uploaded documents (age verification and successful completion of an accredited CHW training program) before submitting the application to be sure they open the way you intend.
    ​Please allow up to 90 days for processing after a complete application has been submitted.

    For assistance please contact the MDH CHW team at MDH.CHWApplications@maryland.gov or 410-767-5971.​​