Community Health Worker Certification Process (For Non-certified Community Health Workers)

HealthVisions Midwest: 1st CCHW Training Vendor in Indiana

The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) designation is a credential for frontline health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and/or intermediary between health services and the community. The CCHW facilitates access to services and seeks to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

HealthVisions Midwest (HVM) has established a CCHW program to promote the highest standards of community health and wellness services through the credentialing of those CHWs working in the front line and above levels in health care. HVM has a curriculum for training CHWs that has been certified by the Indiana Community Health Worker Association for the State of Indiana.

Recognizing that in the last few years many have gone through a CHW Training, HVM is now providing the opportunity for these Community Health Workers to be certified in the State of Indiana.

Overview of Certification Process

  1. Complete Application to determine eligibility.
  2. Certification includes a 50-page study guide and a 3-hour exam.
  3. Applicant must complete certification process and testing within 30 days.

Eligibility:

For CHW Certification, documents that verify eligibility must be provided.
  • Individuals holding a current certificate as a Community Health Worker through the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH/ASPIN).*
  • Individuals holding CHW certificates from states other than Indiana.

**Application Process:

  1. Fill out the Application here and fax a copy of your picture ID and documentation to HealthVisions Midwest at 219-844-2702 (See Eligibility)
  2. HealthVisions will notify the Applicant within 7 business days, via email, whether all requirements have been met and the certification process can move forward.
  3. Once the Applicant receives approval into the certification process, a nonrefundable $150.00 payment needs to be sent to HealthVisions Midwest within 7 business days of the approval. (See below for method of payment.)
  4. Payment includes processing fees, testing fees, certificate and a one year INCHWA membership.
  5. Upon completion of all requirements you will receive an email from HealthVisions Midwest with your Student ID and login instructions.

To begin your application process click here.

**No process will move forward until the appropriate fees are received. Fees can be submitted via:

  • Mail a Money Order/Cashier Check/Business Check paid to the order of HealthVisions Midwest, 3700 179th Street, Hammond, IN 46323.
  • NOTE: Personal checks ARE NOT accepted
  • Credit/Debit Card or PayPal

Examination:

  1. A link to the online 3-hour exam will be sent, via email, to the Applicant.
  2. The study guide can be used while taking the test.
  3. You must take the exam within 30 days of the time the study guide is first accessed.
  4. A score of 80% or higher is needed for passing.
  5. The Applicant will receive notification of certification within 30 days of submitting the exam.
  6. Upon passing, the Applicant will receive a Certificate of Certification, via mail, from HealthVisions Midwest and a one year membership to INCHWA. (Included in the Examination Fee)