CHW AND CHR CERTIFICATION
As the CHW workforce continues to grow and expand in South Dakota, voluntary certification is being developed to streamline reimbursement, provide validation to the workforce, and monitor the workforce. The twelve-person CHWSD Certification Committee began meeting in July 2022 and is working diligently to develop the voluntary certification.
Additionally, South Dakota Medicaid will recognize certified CHWs beginning January 1, 2023. This means that CHWs and CHRs will need to become certified if their organization is looking to receive Medicaid reimbursement for services provided.
More information regarding CHW and CHR certification will be shared later this year with the goal of certification launching in December 2022.