The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Specialty is an endorsement available only to those professionals who meet the education requirement. Credentials must be current, valid, and in good standing.

The endorsement can be obtained at any time once the education requirement is met. The expiration date of the endorsement will be the same as the initial, qualifying credential. You must renew the endorsement with your qualifying credential to maintain it.



For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.

Prerequisite: Applicants must hold a current, valid and in good standing credential through RICB or a health care practitioner certification/license.

Work Experience: Three (3) months of full-time experience or 500 hours of part-time experience as a community health worker working with older adults.

Current Job Description: Copy of current job description, obtained from current employer, and which must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor. 

Education/Training:  45 total hours of education/training including: 15 hours in Screening, Assessment, Engagement, Referral, & Counseling, 5 hours in Special Populations, 5 hours in Health Literacy, 1 hour in Education and Service Delivery, 19 hours relevant to the HIV Specialty Endorsement Domains