Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training

Advanced Bridge to Excellence Program (BEP)/Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program

BHWETThe Advanced BEP program builds upon the CHW Workforce Bridge to Excellence (BEP) curriculum and emphasizes training in behavioral health, cultural competency, and coordination and presentation of behavioral health patients using telehealth/telemedicine.

Students for the Advanced BEP are recruited through a variety of media, including word of mouth, online recruitment, referral by strategic partners, and community outreach events. Once recruited, the Advanced BEP presents students with a robust combination of learning experiences. Students view and participate in modules on Behavioral Health, Motivational Interviewing, Telemedicine Coordinator and Site Presenter Training, and how to work with vulnerable and underserved communities. Adult learning theories are used to teach students about effective communication skills, cultural competency, advocacy, networking, and service coordination. Students are then placed in the community to enhance their didactic knowledge with community based training through service learning experiences. Didactic and experiential training activities include two or more health disciplines and help to develop the competencies of students to work in an integrated, team-based care setting.

Upon completion of the Online Advanced BEP, students receive CHW Certification as well as a Behavioral Telehealth Certificate.


Who can be a CHW?

Anyone at least 18 years old
Students must have access to a computer and internet connection
Everyday people who want to make a difference
High School Diploma or GED is required

CHW Class with an Emphasis on Behavioral & Mental Health

• Space is limited to the first 30 students
• Scholarships available
• Students are required to sign a letter of commitment, if accepted into the course
• 160 hours towards State Certification as a Community Health Worker, plus 30 hours with an emphasis on Mental/Behavioral Health and Substance Use.
• Modules will emphasize Behavioral/Mental Health.
• Students are required to complete 20 hours per month of field placement/practicum work (may be completed at your work location, if relevant).
• Applicants must fill out an application online: Click here to apply

For more information you can contact us at:
Phone: 806-743-3644

BHWET Online Course

To register please click here and register.