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South Dakota Community Health Worker Certification

Welcome to the South Dakota Community Health Worker Certification page on the NCHW™ Registry. Here, you’ll find valuable information regarding certification requirements in South Dakota, where a formal certification process is not required for Community Health Workers (CHWs). This section also provides guidance on training resources, scholarship opportunities, and links to related associations.

South Dakota
State Certification Information

Certifying Body In Development

In South Dakota, there is no formal Community Health Worker (CHW) certification process mandated by the state. However, Voluntary certification for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community Health Representatives (CHRs) in South Dakota is designed to streamline Medicaid reimbursement, validate professional qualifications, and support workforce integration into care teams. The certification, overseen by the Community Health Workers Collaborative of South Dakota, ensures compliance with educational and background check standards.CHWs are encouraged to pursue training and professional development to enhance their competencies and service delivery.

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

CHW Association

We encourage CHWs in South Dakota to connect with the Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota.

This collaborative 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

From January 1, 2023, certified CHWs are recognized by South Dakota Medicaid for service reimbursement. The certification process includes submitting an application, which can be managed online. For any issues with the process, the Collaborative provides contact support.

Training Resources

In South Dakota, 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, 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.