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Minnesota Community Health Worker Certification

Welcome to the Minnesota Community Health Worker Certification page on the NCHW™ Registry. Here, you’ll find valuable information regarding certification requirements in Minnesota, where The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) oversees a structured certification process for CHWs. This section also provides guidance on training resources, scholarship opportunities, and links to related associations.

State Certification Information

Certifying Body

In Minnesota, The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) oversees a structured certification process for CHWs, emphasizing the importance of formal education and training. Following this, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) acknowledges the certified CHWs' role within the healthcare system, including mechanisms for Medicaid reimbursement for CHW services.

The NCHW™ Registry recognizes the importance of these professional development opportunities and aims to connect Minnesota CHWs with premier training options.

CHW Association

We encourage CHWs in Minnesota to connect with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance.

This alliance provides valuable support, resources, and networking opportunities for CHWs throughout the state. Membership in the association can be a significant resource for professional development and staying updated on the certification process.

Medicaid Reimbursement

Minnesota’s DHS has established guidelines for Medicaid reimbursement for services provided by certified CHWs. This initiative underscores the state’s recognition of the CHWs’ value in promoting health equity and improving healthcare delivery to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Training Resources

In Minnesota, while there is a state-mandated certification for Community Health Workers (CHWs), professional development and training are highly encouraged to ensure that CHWs have the skills and knowledge to effectively serve their communities. The NCHW™ Registry recommends engaging with one of our esteemed training partners, known for their excellence in educational programs and dedication to CHW professional development.

Each of our partners offers a curriculum that is tailored to enhance the abilities of CHWs in a variety of settings, whether it be through community outreach, health education, or patient navigation. By participating in these training programs, CHWs in Minnesota can expect to gain a well-rounded skill set that will serve them well in their vital roles within the community health landscape.


Everyday Life provides comprehensive educational programs designed to equip CHWs with the necessary skills to excel in their roles and to foster community well-being.


Scholarship Opportunities

While we strive to update this page with scholarship information as it becomes available, we encourage CHWs and aspiring CHWs to reach out to us for the latest opportunities that can support their educational journey. 


If you represent a training program, association, or another entity interested in collaborating with the NCHW Registry to support CHWs in Minnesota, please consider becoming a partner.

Get Involved

This page reflects the most recent information available at the time of its last update. However, with the dynamic nature of certification developments and resources, we invite you to contribute to keeping our content current.

If you have additional information or updates regarding CHW certification in Minnesota, or if you would like to partner with the NCHW Registry, we welcome your input and collaboration. 

Connect with Us

For questions or assistance related to CHW certification in Minnesota, please reach out to us at We’re here to help you on your path to becoming a certified CHW.

Community Health Worker Certification is a vital step toward making a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities in our state. We look forward to supporting you on your journey.