The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) will be offering winter and spring sessions of the Health Navigation competency assessment through The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

To register for the assessment, individuals must have completed verified coursework from a state-recognized training program (Otero College, Patient Navigator and Community Health Worker Training, Metro State University at Denver, CU Multidisciplinary Center on Aging). Please complete the Colorado Health Navigator Registry Application to verify training prior to registration for the assessment. After completed training is verified, you will receive a link to register for the assessment.

CDPHE is providing scholarships to individuals who are employed with an organization and are working on initiatives for specific chronic diseases. Scholarships will be in the form of reimbursement to a candidate’s employer after the employer pays for the cost of the assessment.  For more information and to apply for the scholarship please complete the form. Please note that the form must be completed by the employer, not the candidate and the candidate must be registered for the assessment no fewer than 20 days prior to the assessment.

Assessment Schedule
Jan 12, 2023 (virtually)
Jan. 18, 2023 (in person, Anschutz Medical Campus)
May 6, 2023 (virtually)
May 19 (in person, Anschutz Medical Campus)

Required Coursework Through Patient Navigator and Community Health Worker Training

  • 3 self-paced courses (Intro to Chronic Disease, Intro to Healthcare System, Preventive Healthcare 101)
  • Level 1 Health Navigation Fundamentals (online or in person)
  • Basic Motivational Interviewing (if Level 1 taken online)
  • Level 2 Care Coordination Online

Upcoming Review Session

Learn what to expect during the assessment and practice your skills during our FREE review session.

Email Erin Martinez at if you have questions.