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)

Eligibility Criteria:
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)

CHW Concentration:
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 .

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