New Recertification Process Begins 2020!

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 RICB WILL BEGIN AN AUDITING PROCESS FOR RECERTIFICATION. Don’t let your credentials expire! See below for CHWARI’S “Recertification Guide!”

Applying for Certification:

The Rhode Island Certification Board certifies Community Health Workers and renews certification every two years if requirements are met.  The initial application includes the following requirements:

70 hours

50 hours of supervision


$125 fee

For a fuller description and the application material itself, please visit the RICB at

Renewing Certification:

CHWARI’s guide with HELPFUL TIPS on renewing your Community Health Worker Certification here (updated for 2020).

For more information, FAQ’s and both applications visit the Recertification Page of RICB’s website.