NC Community Health Worker Initiative and Core Competency Training
CHWs should possess a set of core skills to effectively meet the demands of their positions. CHWs in NC should be able to demonstrate each of the nine competencies. The NC CHW standardized statewide training will cover each of these core skills as part of the certification process. More information can be found here: Link
NC Community Health Worker Standardized Core Competency Training (NC CHW SCCT) Initiative Requirements: Link
Here is a list of the Community Colleges that will be offering the Community Health Worker Core Competency Training (CHW CCT):
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Beaufort County Community College
For information and registration: https://www.beaufortccc.edu/student-records/schedules
Catawba Valley Community College
For information and registration: https://www.cvcc.edu/CCE/Health_Services/Community-Health-Worker.cfm
Central Piedmont Community College
For information and registration: https://www.cpcc.edu/programs/healthcare-continuing-education
Contact Marcus Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of the Albermarle
For information and registration: https://www.albemarle.edu/apply-register/noncredit-students/workforce-development-career-readiness/class-schedules/
Durham Technical Community College
For information and registration: https://www.durhamtech.edu/continuing-education/community-health-worker-continuing-education-program
Edgecombe Community College
For information and registration: https://www.edgecombe.edu/continuing-education/health-occupations/community-health-worker/#overview
Jennifer Norville, email@example.com or 252-618-6569
Forsyth Technical Community College
For information and registration: Registration: Call 336-734-7023 (Option 2)
Sherri Weddle Bowen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Haywood Community College
For information and registration: https://www.haywood.edu/instruction/workforce-continuing-education/public-safety/ems-training/community-health-worker
Pamlico Community College
For information and registration: http://www.pamlicocc.edu/programs-occupationalhealth.php
Contact Lori Giles, 252-249-1851 ext. 3015, email@example.com
Robeson Community College
For information and registration: www.robeson.edu/healtho/ Then press “Click to Register”
Sandhills Community College
For information and registration: Phone: (910) 695-3980
Scholarships are available.
Vance-Granville Community College
For information and registration: https://www.vgcc.edu/coned/occhealth/community-health-worker/
Interested in offering the CHW Standardized Core Competency Training (CHW SCCT)?
Below are the requirements for NC Community Colleges (CCs) to receive recognition as an approved certified NC Standardized Core Competency Training (SCCT) institution for Community Health Workers
Note: Only NC Community Colleges can offer and receive state recognition after completion of the required CHW SCCT instructor training and acknowledging the statements below.
Other organizations providing CHW training are eligible for CEU offerings and recognition pending approval by the NC CHW Credentialing and Accreditation Advisory Board.
- The CC instructors have successfully participated in the state-sponsored Standardized Core CT Train-the-Trainer
- The SCCT Train-the-Trainer training and its materials do not ‘certify the college’, only the certified instructor
- Community Colleges and instructors attest to maintain the integrity of the SCCT materials for the sole use of the trained instructors and should not be shared or used to train outside of the CC setting.
- Students that participate in an SCCT offered at the CC will be eligible for NC certification and recognition as a certified CHW. Students who receive training under a non-certified CC are NOT eligible for traditional certification. Students would have to qualify for certification and recognition to the NC CHW Credentialing and Accreditation Advisory Board by providing supportive documentation such as, but not limited to training, lived experience, written referrals, etc.
For more information, contact the NC Office of Rural Health CHW Program using the contact information at the bottom of the page.