We implemented a voluntary credentialing process and registry to support the preparation, growth, and sustainability of the unlicensed health navigator workforce in Colorado.
- Navigators who have completed the requirements for this registry.
- CDPHE-recognized training programs.
- Please note: the registry will start being populated with training programs as they apply to become CDPHE-recognized.
- Competency evaluation sites.
- Please note: at this time, the only evaluation site is the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE).
Credentialing process and the registry
The credentialing program is based on competency statements that represent generalist entry-level core competencies for unlicensed health navigators as determined by the department for over a decadein consultation with several advisory committees comprised of key members of the public. The competency statements describe the desired knowledge, skills and behaviors that enable health navigators to perform successfully in healthcare organizations.
Our registry provides:
- A list of unlicensed health navigators who have been trained and evaluated to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors enabling them to perform successfully in relation to the entry-level competency statements.
- A list of training programs for unlicensed health navigators recognized by the department. This helps us align the education around the core, entry-level competencies for health navigators in Colorado.
- A list of health navigator competency evaluation sites recognized by the department.
Because our credentialing program is voluntary for training programs and health navigators, we do not prohibit non-credentialed health navigator training programs from operating or prohibit non-credentialed individuals from using the “health navigator” title.