News  CHW Experience Pathway Update -July 2023

  • Board of Certification of Community Health Workers

Please be advised that the Board of Community Health Workers, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, reviewed 272 CMR 4.02(3)(b) and discussed the original sunset date of July 31, 2023, of the work-experience pathway, and voted to extend it to July 31, 2025. This decision will further facilitate the certification pathway of Community Health Workers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, allowing applicants with 4,000 hours work-experience to apply for certification. This decision is also mindful that Community Health Workers have an additional pathway to certification with 2,000 hours work-experience and with the completion of an 80-hour, board approved Community Health Workers Education & Training Program.

As of this writing, there are 12 board-approved Community Health Workers Programs available to those applicants who meet such criteria.

Should you have any questions, kindly contact the Board of Community Health Workers at 617-973-0806.

Very truly yours,

The Board of Community Health Workers

  • Board of Certification of Community Health Workers 

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