The Specialty in Older Adults is available only to those professionals holding a current and valid CCHW credential from RICB and who meet the experience and education requirement.  The Specialty in Older Adults is not a credential but rather an addition to the CCHW credential that indicates the completion of specialized experience and education requirements.   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. Your endorsement will be added to your certificate of your qualifying credential. 



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 CCHW.

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:  30 hours of education/training specific to the older adult specialty domain