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Who can be a professional reference?

As part of the application, you are required to submit three (3) professional references. Your references should be people who are familiar with your CHW work and able to rate you on your ability to meet the 10 CHW Core Competencies. References cannot be a spouse, partner, family member, nor a current or past client. Reference forms are included in the application packet and must be signed and dated by the individual making the reference. If you have worked as a CHW outside of the US, you may obtain references from other countries. (However, at least one of the three must be a current or former supervisor in the U.S.). References must be submitted with the application in sealed envelopes.