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Rhode Island Community Health Worker Certification

Welcome to the Rhode Island Community Health Worker Certification page on the NCHW™ Registry. Here, you’ll find valuable information regarding certification requirements in Rhode Island, where the certification of CHWs is a structured process facilitated by the Rhode Island Certification Board, ensuring that CHWs are well-equipped to meet the community’s health needs effectively. This section also provides guidance on training resources, scholarship opportunities, and links to related associations.

Rhode Island
State Certification Information

Certifying Body

The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) oversees the certification of CHWs in the state, highlighting the vital role these professionals play in public health. While certification is not mandated by the state, CHWs are encouraged to pursue RICB certification to validate their expertise in community engagement, health education, and advocacy.

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

CHW Association

We encourage CHWs in Rhode Island to connect with the Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island.

This association 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.

Training Resources

In Rhode Island, while there is a state certification process 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island, 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.