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CHW Instructor Certification Course: LIVE

Next class starts January 13th. Now accepting applications
CHW Instructor Certification Course 2022 Schedule
Winter/Spring: January 13 - April 21  
Summer: May 12 - August 18  
Fall: September 15 - December 29  

Course Summary

CHW Instructors are individuals approved to provide instruction and training in one or more core competencies for Community Health Workers. Umemba Health's CHW Instructor Certification Course places emphasis on virtual-Instructor Led Training (v-ILT) and the program is 100% virtual. The CHWI course features hands-on practice (experiential learning), group activities, demonstrations, role-playing, case studies, and simulations. The course has  been revised and includes additional CHW competencies designed to elevate your skillset!

   This course reviews the following core competencies:
Communication Skills  
Interpersonal Skills  
Service Coordination Skills  
Capacity-Building Skills  
Advocacy Skills  
Teaching Skills  
Organizational Skills  
Knowledge-based skills with an emphasis on virtual-instructor led training

The revised course now also features:
Public Health Concepts and Approaches
Professional Development Skills
Community Assessment & Outreach Skills
Evaluation & Research Skills


Participants must apply for this course. 

Submit application here


Textbook Required: Berthold, T. (2016). Foundations for Community Health Workers. (2nd Edition). John Wiley & Sons
(Can purchased paperback or electronic version)

Field Experience Hours: 64 field experience hours are required for Texas residents and must be completed before certificate is issued. Includes internship, volunteer or employment experience performing CHW activities.

 "Truly enjoyed the interactive virtual learning environment! This course is designed to keep you engaged, and the takeaways extend past community health."

Vidya Ayyr

 "The CHWI training allows me to further develop in the eight core competencies needed to work in diverse communities. I recommend it to people who are passionate in community engagement." 

Song Ge

 "The course was excellent. Quisha taught me how to structure my courses to create a flowing learning environment, how to use Zoom and Microsoft Teams to enhance my courses, and how to make the learning experience interactive and educational."

Gwendolyn S. Moody

Course Curriculum

Quisha Umemba

Quisha Umemba is a Registered Nurse with a Public Health background. She is a qualified consultant, educator, speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach with over 20 years in the healthcare/public health fields. As a talent development coach and mentor, Quisha has a passion for activating others to help them realize their untapped potential!  As a business consultant, Quisha loves helping women entrepreneurs figure out how to monetize their skillset to make impact and income to start their own service-based business.