This page allows Community Health Workers to pay for certification.

For complete information on certification, please visit the Kentucky Community Health Worker Program page at the link below:

Community Health Worker Certification

Applicant Eligibility

  • Currently live in Kentucky and/or employed as a CHW in Kentucky
  • Legal U.S. resident at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate approved CHW core competencies.
  • Submit completed application and certification fee to KYACHW.

Application Tracks

  1. Training-based: For CHWs who have completed a CHW training program of at least 40 hours in-class instruction and 40 hours of field work.
  2. Experience-based:  For applicants with at least 2,500 hours as a CHW over the past three years.

Application Materials

  1. Intent to Apply
  2. General Application
  3. Color Photo
  4. Professional Reference
  5. $50 Certification fee for first time certification or $25 Recertification fee if recertifying paid directly to KYACHW

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