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Community Health Worker Plus


Community Health Workers connect individuals to health care and social services. Help build healthier communities through education, outreach, mentoring and referrals.

Learn about health literacy and communications skills, capacity building, health and social service systems, client advocacy and much more in this one year, part-time program.

About the Program

-   High School diploma required
-   Primarily on-campus with some online components
-   10 module program includes 120 hours of field experience
-   Mental Health First Aid training and resume writing provided
-   Admissions is on a rolling basis
-   Program Tuition: $5000*; Fees: $450 ( Full scholarships available)

*Eligible Jefferson employees receive a 90% tuition benefit up to $5,000 per calendar year.

How to Apply

Create a new account to apply to the Community Health Worker Certificate program using the Jefferson Online Application.

Official Transcripts

Submit an official transcript for each institution you have attended and send to the following address:

TJAPP Transcript Verification Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

DO NOT open the transcript. Transcripts received with broken seals will be returned to the applicant.

Application Fee

Submit the $25 application fee to Jefferson's online application system


Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to Jefferson at:

130 S. 9th St.
Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

Demonstration of English Language Proficiency

 All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Jefferson. Jefferson Schools will accept any one of the following items to satisfy the proficiency requirement:

  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least 87 and individual section scores as follows: Writing- 21, Speaking -23, Reading- 21 and Listening- 22. Do not include the scores in the self-managed application envelope. Request official scores to be sent to Jefferson. TOEFL code = 2903
  • Associate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • At least 60 college credits earned from no more than three (3) U.S. colleges or universities
  • U.S. national or state licensure or certification in a nursing or allied health field.*
  • Score of 508 or higher on the Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) section for the SAT for applicants entering Jefferson directly from high school.
  • Citizenship from a country where English is an official language: Follow this link for the country list.