Community Health Worker Certification Application Details

last revised 03/19/24 at 9:15 am

Community Health Worker Certification Application

Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification


Individuals may apply at any time for community health worker certification.

Certification for CHWs is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. CHWs must renew their CHW certificate every two years by submitting a CHW Certificate Renewal Application. An Individual may apply for the reinstatement of an expired CHW certificate by submitting a complete CHW Renewal application up to two (2) years after the certificate expiration date.

Please visit the CHW Certification webpage and review all related information prior to beginning your application,


  • The information entered into an application will be autosaved if you are logged in.
  • After 30 minutes of inactivity, an applicant will be logged out of the application. Your application will remain visible for data entry even if you have been logged out.
  • An applicant will be able to enter information after 30 minutes of inactivity, but that information will not be saved.
  • Prior to entering data into the application after a period of inactivity be sure to refresh your page to determine if you are still logged in.

  • No due date

    Due Date

  • Approval Time

  • -

    Completion Time

  • $0.00

    Application Fee

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Review the steps - read carefully

  1. Applicants should visit the Maryland Department of Health Community Health Worker Certification website at, prior to beginning their application, for full application instructions and information.

  2. Applicants may apply at any time.

  3. Complete online application and provide required documentation. Once submitted, please do not start or submit another application.

    If you would like to make a correction to a submitted application, please contact the CHW Team at 410-767-5971 or

  4. For the best online application experience, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari as your web browser. You may experience issues using Internet Explorer.

What Happens After Submission

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  1. Once a complete application has been submitted, the applicant will be notified that the application has been received, if further information is needed, or that a decision has been made.


Who issues the Form?

Office of Population Health Improvement, Maryland Department of Health

Contact Information

Kimberly Hiner and Tina Backe


Tel: (410) 767-5971 / Fax: (410) 333-7501

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