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This page provides information on OHA-Approved training programs for all THW worker types.
People seeking to become a Traditional Health Worker need to meet the training requirements for their worker type in order to qualify for state certification.
Community Health Workers, Peer Wellness Specialists, Personal Health Navigators, and Peer Support Specialists, including the subtypes of Family Support Specialist and Youth Support Specialist, must complete an OHA-Approved training program for that worker type. Specific requirements for each worker type can be found on the
How to Become a THW.
Birth Doulas As of October 1, 2022, Birth Doula's who are seeking to become certified and be added to the registry, and who have yet to take a 28-hour Birth Doula foundational training must take and complete an OHA-Approved Training Program for Birth Doulas.
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