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Nevada CHW And Related Resources

Nevada Certification Board

Community Health Worker Certification

Certified Prevention Specialist Certification

IC&RC Peer Recovery & Support Specialist Certification

NV Community Health Worker Association

In Nevada there are three training paths to initial CHW Certification:

  1. NvCHWA: Online-Hybrid Course through Nevada Community Health Worker Association – Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued a certificate of completion. The certificate of completion is one of the minimum requirements for CHW Certification if you wish to pursue it. More information on certification can be found here.
  2. CSN: In-Person CHW Training Course at College of Southern Nevada – Each CSN CHW training includes 16 sessions and all sessions are in-person in Las Vegas. No online option. Tuition costs $959.00. To register, go to the CSN websiteor call 702-651-4031.
    Successful completion of the course includes:
    • Certificate of Course Completion (a minimum requirement for certification)
    • Mental Health First Aid Certification
    • CPR/ First Aid Certification
    • More information here!
  3. TMCC: Online Course at Truckee Meadows Community College – Each TMCC CHW training is completely online. You can access the course 24/7. It estimated the course will take 8-10 hours of your time per week. Tuition costs $879.00 plus the required purchase of an e-textbook. To register, go to the TMCC websiteor call 775-829-9010.

Successful completion of this course will result in a certificate of completion being issued to you. This certificate of completion will be required should you apply to become a Certified Community Health Worker I or Certified Community Health Worker II.

CDC CHW Resources

E-Learning Course from CDC: Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Abstract: Community Health Workers: Part Of the Solution 

American Public Health Association (APHA)  

American Public Health Association – 2009 Policy Statement on CHWs  

Article: Advancing Community Health Care Worker Practice and Utilization: The Focus on Financing  

CDC CHW Brief pdf icon[PDF-1M]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)