CHW Instructor Certification Course

Become a CHW Instructor in just 12 weeks!
2024 Course Dates 

Feb 1 - May 2

May 16 - Aug 29

Sept 12 - Dec 19

Become a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor!

CHW Instructors are individuals approved to provide instruction and training in one or more core competencies for Community Health Workers. Our CHW Instructor Certification course places emphasis on virtual-Instructor Led Training (v-ILT) and the program is 100% virtual. The CHW Instructor curriculum features hands-on practice (experiential learning), group activities,  demonstrations, role-playing, case studies, and simulations.

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 (vILT)

vILT Topics include:
Adult Learning Theories
Identifying Learner Needs and Professional Practice Gaps
Learning Outcomes vs Learning Objectives
Virtual Facilitation Skills
Facilitator Role vs Producer Role
Virtual Interaction and Collaboration Tools
Types of Professional Development Offerings
Developing a Lesson Plan
Conducting Literature Reviews
Evaluating Trainings

Optional but recommended: Berthold, T. (2016). Foundations for Community Health Workers. (2nd Edition). John Wiley & Sons
(Can purchase paperback or electronic version)

Field Experience Hours: Field experience hours are required for Texas residents and must be completed before certificate is issued.



Includes a $100 non-refundable application/admin fee  

  • 12-week course
  • Emphasis in Virtual Instructor Led Training
  • Tutoring, Mentoring, and Career Services
  • Internship Placement Assistance


Yes! Umemba Health is a Texas DSHS-approved provider of CHW and CHW Instructor certification and continuing education. (Certificate #64, Expiration 2/2025). Our courses and trainings may also qualify for Category II CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists and towards AAMA continuing education hours for Medical Assistants.

Yes! Our programs are virtual and can be taken from any U.S. state, even overseas! 

Unless otherwise specified, you will have 30-day access to the all course content after you have completed this course.

1. Complete online application and pay the non-refundable application/admin fee
2. Complete your admissions interview
3. Upload your government ID in the student portal
4. Sign your training agreement
5. Satisfy your tuition or first installment by the first day of class

Beginning in 2024, the CHW Instructor Certification course will be 12 weeks.

The CHW Instructor course is a hybrid virtual course meaning that there are mandatory Zoom meetings while the rest of the course is completed asynchronously.  

The total cost of the CHW Instructor certification course $1500 (which includes a $100 application/admin fee). There is no required textbook for this course, but it is recommended.

Yes, payment plans are available for the CHW Instructor certification course. Payment plans are paid in 3 monthly installments. Payment plans are discussed during the Admissions Interview. Both full and partial scholarships are available and based on financial need. Scholarships are accepted 2 weeks before the start of each course. Please do NOT apply for the course and a scholarship. If you are selected as the scholarship recipient, you will be notified one week before the start of the course. The scholarship window is currently closed.