MiCHWA Community Health Worker Registry
MiCHWA’s CHW Registry will become a statewide database of CHWs in Michigan. It is also the mechanism through which MiCHWA certifies that CHWs have achieved the eight MiCHWA CHW Core Competencies through CHW training or experience.
CHWs, employers, and MiCHWA-trained CHW Instructors will have the option to create profiles on the registry by becoming members of MiCHWA. All CHWs certified through MiCHWA will be required to join the registry. CHWs not seeking MiCHWA certification are also welcome to join as a MiCHWA member and gain access to the registry. All registry profiles will be private and protected by password. Information can only be made viewable to other registry participants if the CHW or employer chooses to make their profile viewable. Profiles will not be viewable to people outside the registry.
For more information about the MiCHWA CHW Registry and features of the registry, please download the MiCHWA Registry Benefits and Overview.
For more information about MiCHWA CHW Certificates and how to become MiCHWA-certified in the eight CHW Core Competencies, please download MiCHWA Certification Overview. Being MiCHWA-certified means that you have met the MiCHWA CHW education and training standards. To date, payment and employment are not yet tied to certification status and CHW certification is not recognized by the state of Michigan.
MiCHWA CHW GRANDPARENTING PROCESS
The MiCHWA CHW grandparenting application can be found here: MiCHWA CHW Grandparenting Application and Instructions. The CHW Supervisor Checklist, required for applicants applying based on 2,000 hours of CHW experience can be found here. FEES: There is a $80.00 application fee for CHWs not currently on the MiCHWA CHW Registry, which includes a CHW Registry account for one year. For CHWs who currently hold active MiCHWA CHW Registry accounts, the grandparenting application fee is $50.00. Prospective applicants must submit fees HERE before review of application. Application deadline: December 31, 2019.
Detailed instructions for CHWs who successfully completed the MiCHWA CHW Training Program prior to September 2017 can be found here: MiCHWA CHW Training Certificate Verification
All CHWs who successfully complete the MiCHWA CHW Training Program after September 2017 will be automatically added to the MiCHWA CHW Registry for CHW Certification.
For information about continuing education requirements, please read the MiCHWA-Certified CHW Continuing Education Factsheet 2018.
Please see the MiCHWA CHW Registry Guide or recorded webinars (see below) for more details on how to create a MiCHWA CHW Registry account and use the different features available.