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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the NCHW™ Registry

Explore our FAQs to learn more about the benefits of joining the NCHW™ Registry, eligibility criteria, registration process, and other related questions. At the NCHW™ Registry, we value transparency and strive to provide accurate information. If you have any additional questions that are not covered in this section, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team. We are here to assist you and ensure you have a seamless experience with the NCHW™ Registry.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FAQs are regularly updated to address new inquiries and provide the most relevant information.

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The NCHW™ Registry is a national platform designed to support the Community Health Worker (CHW) profession. It serves as a hub for CHWs to showcase their qualifications, certifications, and achievements, as well as connect with fellow CHWs and access valuable resources for professional growth.

NCHW training affiliates encourage and/or include NACHW memberships to support the workforce nationally, this does not imply endorsement from NACHW or affiliation. The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) does not endorse any single training, certification or national certification. To learn more visit

No, the NCHW Certification does not replace state or Medicaid-level certifications required by some employers. While the registry provides a national platform for CHWs, it is important to understand and comply with the specific certification requirements and regulations in your respective state or jurisdiction.

By joining the NCHW™ Registry, CHWs can enhance their professional visibility, connect with a broader CHW community, access resources for professional development, and showcase their expertise and qualifications. The registry provides opportunities for networking, learning, and collaboration within the CHW field.

No, there is no cost to join the NCHW Registry. It is a free platform for CHWs to connect, showcase their qualifications, and access resources for professional growth. However, please note that individuals will need to go through an application process to join and meet the required qualifications to become NCHW™ Certified.

You can apply to join the NCHW™ Registry, individuals can visit the registration page on the website and complete the application process. This typically involves providing personal information, details about training certifications, work experience, and other relevant qualifications.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how the NCHW™ Registry can support your state or association in promoting the growth and recognition of CHWs.

If you are a state or association without a Registry or are interested in exploring how your CHWs can be part of the NCHW™ Registry, we encourage you to reach out to us. Simply use our “Contact Us” link at the top of the page to submit a request.

Why Should You Become NCHW™ Certified?

As the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) continues to grow in importance, so does the need for recognition, resources, and professional development opportunities. The National Community Health Worker (NCHW™) Registry is a platform designed to provide these benefits and more to CHWs across the United States.