Certified CHWs are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (CEU) to maintain their certificate. Continuing Education must provide information that complies with the DSHS core competency mandates http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/chwdocs.aspx. Of the 20 CEU hours required, at least 10 must be provided by a DSHS certified Community Health Worker Training Institute (CHWTI). Gateway to Care provides Click here for the 2018 CEU schedule: Schedule of CEU Classes.2018.
CHWTI collaborates with community partners of the Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores Association. The Association hosts quarterly meetings as well as the annual CHW/Promator(a) Conference in Houston. CEUs are provided through the Association meetings and the annual conference April 13, 2018 (please see Association website for details).
Workshops are developed to fill the needs of CHWs, however certification is not required to attend.
Please note that CHW CEU classes are:
- Offered in English
- Subject to change
- Space is limited-registration is strongly suggested.
- Begin promptly; students must be on time and stay the entire class to receive CEU credit