Welcome to ASPIN’s Community Health Worker Certification Program!
The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the Indiana State Department of Health have jointly approved a training and certification process for the Indiana Integrated Care Community Health Worker and Certified Recovery Specialist Program. ASPIN is certified to provide these trainings online.
What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)?
The CHW is a front line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence or service delivery. (American Public Health Association)
Must be at least 18 years old
Must be a resident of Indiana
Must have at least a high school diploma or GED
Must have a personal email address (a computer and internet access is required)
Upon completion 20 hour online training and passing a final examination, each participant will be certified as a Community Health Worker eligible for employment in organizations serving families, the elderly, children and youth including outpatient medical / behavioral providers, hospitals, medical clinics, schools, churches and community centers.
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The cost for the online training is $1000.00 per student
Discounts are available for large groups and ASPIN Member organizations.
Please contact us for pricing .