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Training & Events

ORCHWA provides a diverse range of trainings and CEU opportunities.  ORCHWA will provide a certificate of completion for all training.  Submitting documentation to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for CHW certification or CHW certification renewal is the full responsibility of the attendee. Due to the high volume of training participants ORCHWA will be unable to  provide documentation for CEUs after two years from the initial date of training. 

For any questions related to training, CEUs, or certificates please email:

Training Requirement Updates


Effective May 13, 2019 all traditional health workers that want to be registered with the state on the OHA Traditional Health Worker Registry, are required to complete Oral Health Training. The Oral Health Training is offered online by OHA as a stand alone training. As of 2019, ORCHWA's CHW Foundational Training includes the required Oral Health Training. 

Suicide Prevention Training

Effective July 1, 2023 all traditional health workers renewing certification with the state of Oregon are required to complete a minimum of 3 continuing education units (CEUs) in suicide prevention. Please contact OHA for additional details on approved suicide prevention trainings. 

ORCHWA Events & Training

We continue to update our training schedule, join our mailing list and follow us on social media to receive notifications of new training opportunities and training registration opening. Recent trainings are listed below and will be updated as details and events are added.  For training and events from 2020-2021, refer to our training calendar archive. Due to COVID, all trainings are currently virtual. 


Date CEUs Registration Link Flyer
Reclaiming Self Care for Community Health Workers

 March 12 & 14 (1:00-4:30)

 7 Registration Closed 
CEW Early Learning & Parent Education Training Series (CEWs Only) April 18 - June 14 (Thur/Fri 9:00-12:30) 30

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CHW Foundational Training  April 30 - June 27 (Tues/Wed/Thur 1:00-4:30) 94.5Registration Closed Flyer
ORCHWA Annual Conference September 5 & 6, 2024 6-9 Early Bird Tickets Available Now! 
CHW Supervisor Training  September 10 & 12 (1:00-4:30) 7  
Reclaiming Self Care for Community Health Workers  September 25 & 27  7  
Community Resilience in Changing EnvironmentsTBD 20  
CHW Supervisor Training November 13 & 15th  (9:00-12:30) 7  
 Reclaiming Self Care for Community Health Workers

February 23 & 24, 2023 (1:00-4:30)

 7Registration Closed Flyer

 Supporting Children and Families in Grief & Loss (CEWs Only)

Guest Presenter: Dougy Center

March 14, 2023 (1:30-2:30) 1 Registration Closed 

 Motivational Interviewing (CEWs Only)

Guest Presenter: Boost Oregon 

May 9, 2023  1.5 Registration Closed 
 CHWs Cultivating Food & Housing Justice 

May 10 - 26, 2023

(Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-12:00)

 20 Registration Closed  
 Community Resilience in Changing Environments for CHWs

June 5 - 29, 2023

(Tues/Thurs 1:00-4:00)

 20 Registration Closed 
 10th Annual ORCHWA ConferenceAugust 24-25, 2023 7 Registration Closed 
 Reclaiming Self Care for CHWsSeptember 18 & 19, 2023 7 Registration Closed Flyer
 CHW Supervisor TrainingOctober 3 & 5, 2023 7 Registration Closed Flyer
 CHW Foundational 90-hour Training (virtual)

November 6 - December 20, 2023

(Monday - Thursday 9:00-1:00)

 90Registration ClosedFlyer
Stay tuned for more trainings, workshops, and events!

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