CHW Grandfathering Period is Now Over – Full application requirements must now be met


The full CCHW Certification Requirements are:

  • Formal Education: High School Diploma, General Equivalency Degree or higher. (was not required during grandfathering period)
  • Training: 30 hours of training in specified content areas.
  • Related Experience: 500 hours of related paid or volunteer experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 total: one supervisory recommendation, two personal/character and/or supervisory recommendations. (only 2 were required during grandfathering period)
  • Written Exam: Earn a passing score on the 100 multiple-choice item written exam. (exam was not required during grandfathering period)


Please carefully review the CCHW Candidate Guide for full standards and policy requirements:

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