About CHW Class:
What am I signing up for?
- Two mandatory live zoom or in person classes (3.5 hours each)
- Weekly online coursework (self-paced 1-4 hours each week for 8 weeks)
- The online course costs $300 per student. Students are asked to cover $50 and the remainder is covered by grants and donations.
- Grants or scholarships available for students who have completed a registration. Learn More
Do you have any employer programs?
- Employers may book an 8-week class for 15-25 students for $4,500 (in-person, online, or hybrid available)
- Field Placement vary from $600 to $2,000. Please contact our team with the placement requirements if you need your students to complete this program.
- See employer resources and lessons HERE
- Spring24 Apr to June Registration Open
- Summer24 June to Aug Registration Open
Text (775) 538-2855 if you need help with your Zoom link
Are you looking for more education to help you coach your clients?
Look at our CHW Resources site to learn about additional education materials and classes
Core 8-Week CHW Class
Major Donors and Grants have kept this course affordable for CHW students. We’d like to acknowledge the CDC, HRSA, and Catholic Charities for their support of our training fund.
- Grants | U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- State of Nevada Chronic Disease, Behavioral Health, and Vaccine Departments
- Student and Employer Contributions
- Intermountain Health
Program requirements and training standards for Community Health Workers (CHWs) vary widely among states. Some states require (CHWs) to have state-level certification, completion of an approved training program and training on specific skills. A number of educational institutions offer courses, certificates, or degrees in the CHW field. On-the-job training is offered to improve capacities of CHWs and enhance their standards of practice. Certification at the state level recognizes and legitimizes the work of CHWs and opens up potential reimbursement opportunities for CHW services.
As of March 2022, there are three educational options for Community Health Workers in Nevada. In order to pursue certification, a CHW must complete CHW education from a Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) approved course. Those courses are offered at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), the Nevada Community Health Worker Association (NvCHWA), and the Washington State training program.
Upon successful completion of any approved foundational CHW course, you will be issued an education credential or certificate of completion. The foundational training is one of the minimum requirements for CHW certification with the Nevada Certification Board. More information on certification can be found here. Certification is required for Medicaid reimbursement, by some employers, and staffing grants.
2024 Class Dates
- Winter24 – 1/10 to 3/10
Spring24 – 4/3 to 11/19
- Summer24 – 6/19 – 8/17
- Fall24 – 9/18 to 11/16
- Special Sessions – as scheduled with employers
CHW Training Courses in Nevada
NvCHWA: Foundational CHW Course through Nevada Community Health Worker Association
This course may be booked in-person, online or a hybrid of the two. Students attend two mandatory live classes and 8-weeks of homework covering 40-hours of training. The association’s program is available statewide. Slots are granted on a sliding scale-based registration date, student or organizational need, and various scholarships that are offered for eligible students. Registration link at the top of this page
CSN: In-Person CHW Training Course at College of Southern Nevada
Each CSN CHW training includes 16 sessions in Las Vegas. Please contact program for costs. To register, go to the CSN website or call 702-651-4031.
Successful completion of the course includes:
- Course Completion (a minimum requirement for certification)
- Mental Health First Aid Certification
- CPR/First Aid Certification
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 plus the required purchase of an e-textbook. To register, go to the TMCC website or call 775-829-9010.
High Sierra AHEC: Online Course at Truckee Meadows Community College
Learn more on their website: High Sierra AHEC | Healthcare Workforce Pipeline Development | Reno
Level Up is a Community Health Worker Certification program for high school students ages 16 and older. Students will receive a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that reflects on the importance and versatility of Community Health Workers. At the end of this course, students will be able to receive their CHW I Certifications and are eligible to work as board-certified CHWs in the state of Nevada.
The training program is offered in asynchronous, in-person, and hybrid formats, and engages students in a variety of interactive and immersive activities. Activities that our CHW certification provides include, creating informative infographic posters, analyzing character situations, researching community resources, problem-solving using OARS and motivational interviewing techniques, and simulating interactions with a client. Additionally, students practice establishing and maintaining boundaries, and how to implement them in the workplace. These activities are designed to instill confidence and readiness in students as they become CHWs.