Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division: Medical Assistance Programs

Rule Rule 410-180-0310
Community Health Worker, Peer Wellness Specialist, Personal Health Navigator Certification Requirements

(1) To be certified as a community health worker, peer wellness specialist, or personal health navigator, an individual shall:
(a) Complete all required training offered by an Authority approved 80-hour training program for that individual’s traditional health worker (THW) type;
(b) Complete an Authority approved oral health training;
(c) Complete all application requirements to be in the state registry;
(d) Complete the Authority certification process; and
(e) Be successfully accepted into the state registry.
(2) Individuals who hold national or non-Oregon state certification and are in good standing with their certifying body may be granted reciprocity or receive equivalent credit for previously completed training. The Authority shall determine the criteria for reciprocity and equivalent credit.

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