We implemented a voluntary credentialing process and registry to support the preparation, growth and sustainability of the unlicensed health navigator workforce in Colorado.
The credentialing program is based on competency statements that represent generalist entry-level core competencies for unlicensed health navigators as determined by the department in 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 the practice setting. Training programs must teach to these competencies as part of becoming CDPHE-Recognized.
Get listed on the Colorado Health Navigator Registry
To earn a spot on the registry, navigators must meet the required two prerequisites:
Prerequisite 1: Complete a recognized training program - effective October 2018.
Prerequisite 2: Pass a competency assessment.
Apply to be a CDPHE-recognized training program
*The health care agency may not have used the title “health navigator”, however, the application must include verification of proficiency in the role and core competencies by the navigator’s supervisor or the agency’s human resources department.
Because the credentialing program is not required by law, the program does not prohibit non-credentialed health navigator training programs from operating or prohibit non-credentialed individuals from using the title health navigator. Individuals who hold a Colorado license in the health professions are not eligible for this program.