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NCHW™ Registry Application

Welcome to the NCHW™ Registry application process! We’re excited that you’re taking the next step toward becoming a National Community Health Worker (NCHW™). Please carefully read and complete the following application form to initiate your registration.

NCHW™ Registry Application Requirements

Embark on a rewarding path by becoming a registered National Community Health Worker (NCHW™). Start by filling out our comprehensive application form to showcase your dedication and proficiency in essential core competencies.

If you have any questions or need assistance throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you in showcasing your abilities and joining the esteemed community of registered NCHWs in the NCHW™ Registry.

Core Competency Requirements

Training or Experience

Demonstrate your expertise through a minimum of 8+ hours of training or 240+ hours of hands-on experience for each core competency.

Experiential Track

If you're applying based on experience, you'll need to present a cumulative total of at least 9,600 hours.

Documentation of Competence


Attach a copy of your State or Association CHW certification with your application.


Provide a detailed account of your relevant experience, including the total hours worked and a narrative explaining how your experience meets each competency standard.

Ready to Apply?

Complete the application form with attention to detail. Once you're ready, click the “Submit” button to forward your application for our team's review. Rest assured, we consider every application thoughtfully and respect the diverse experiences that each applicant brings.

Thank you for choosing the NCHW™ Registry. 

We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming you as a Certified NCHW™!