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Certified Community Health Worker

Take the training needed to sit for the State of Florida Certification test.

This 50-hour course includes the required 30-hour prerequisites including: 

  • Communication and Education

  • Resources

  • Advocacy

  • Foundations of Health

  • Professional Responsibility

  • Practical/Electives: 18 hours


An additional four weeks are allotted to complete the 18-hour practical. Each graduate will receive a certificate of completion which can be submitted to the Florida Certification Board to apply for the certification exam.

Complete course price is $1,498.00. All materials included.

*Additional work or volunteer experience required.
* a $99 fee is required for application assistance and is added to the tuition (included in price).


FCB Provider Number: 5411-A

How much do Community Health Workers make?

Financing is handled via a third-party payment processer, Denefits. Denefits offers extended payment periods. 

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HIPAA for Nonprofits and Community Workers


HIPAA for Nonprofits and Community Workers contains HIPAA information tailored for those who work in nonprofit and community settings. It takes into account the unique circumstances surrounding HIPAA compliance in agencies and organization who have staff in various settings. See examples and situations relevant to the work you do. This training goes beyond the standard HIPAA training to ensure nonprofit and community workers understand how HIPAA laws effect the work you do. A quiz is included in this course.

This training meets the requirements for covered entities as described in sections HIPAA Privacy Rule 45 CFR § 164.530(b)(1) and HIPAA Security Rule 45 CFR § 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA training requirements.

Phlebotomy Training Pricing and Payment

General Pricing Information: 

  • $220/trainee and requires a minimum 15 trainees, up to 20 trainees

  • $265/trainee for each trainee above 20. No more than 25 attendees will be accepted. All training with more than 20 attendees will require two trainers.

  • Multiple trainings can be arranged if needed. 

  • Pricing does not include costs for travel and accommodations (if conducted more than 60 minutes from Sanford, FL)

  • Pricing includes all training materials, supplies, and documentation/handouts.

  • Because phlebotomy training requires specific supplies payment will be requested at least three weeks before your scheduled training start date.

  • Payments are non-refundable unless canceled by Volcano Consulting, LLC

Other Notable Phlebotomy Information

Please arrange for payment of the training to come from one source designated as the fiscal sponsor for the training. If multiple entities intend to pay for the training all entities will need to determine who will be the designated payee. If separate receipts or invoices are needed, please arrange to obtain this documentation from the assigned fiscal agent who will receive invoices and receipts from Volcano Consulting, LLC


We will send documents that will need to be completed by the employer of all trainees and the trainees themselves. This documentation will provide us with information on your policies and contacts for injury reporting and worker's compensation coverage. Trainees will be asked to sign an acknowledgment stating they have been provided with that information from their employers as well. Organizations and/or attendees without this documentation on file prior to the training will not be allowed to participate. 


At the beginning of the first in-person meeting, the roster will be checked and each attendee must be matched to a participating agency. Individuals not affiliated with an agency listed in the training agreement, will not be allowed to attend. Please do not invite individuals outside of your agency to the training. 

Volcano Consulting, LLC is an approved CLIA-waived laboratory site.

About the Phlebotomy Trainers

Lead Trainer


Ronessa Strickland-Roberts, Owner and Principal Consultant and Volcano Consulting, LLC will be the lead trainer for all training. She has more than 25 years of public health experience and nearly 10 years of practical and administrative clinical experience. Ronessa was an Allied Health Instructor in a post-secondary setting for three years and is currently a Certified Allied Health Instructor and a Certified Medical Assistant.

Ronessa graduated from South University in 2001 with an A.S. Medical Assisting degree. She is a nationally certified Medical Assistant (CMA) soon after graduation; a designation authorized by the American Association of Medical Assistants.  Ronessa worked in private and public health care settings for the next decade utilizing her phlebotomy and clinical skills on an everyday basis. Ronessa estimates she has performed a minimum of 25,000 venipunctures during her work in medical assisting. Ronessa was previously an adjunct health science instructor for Orange County Public Schools Technical Education Programs, where she taught medical assisting (administrative and clinical skills), phlebotomy, and CPR/First Aid in compliance with state and national accreditation requirements. Ronessa first obtained HIV testing/counseling credentialing in Savannah, GA in 2004 and has maintained state-required HIV/testing counseling training in Florida, since moving to the state in 2008.

Ronessa went on to earn a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Public Health degree. Both these degree tracks focus heavily on pedagogy and educational instruction and training. In addition to operating Volcano Consulting, LLC she currently works full-time as a Public Health Administrator; a position which commands use of her instructional and training skills on a regular basis.


Secondary and Subsequent Trainers:


Volcano Consulting, LLC subcontracts several per diem phlebotomists who only work during scheduled phlebotomy trainings. These trainers have been or will be vetted and proof of all legal designation and/or experience will be obtained by Volcano Consulting prior to your scheduled training. All trainers meet prior to each training to ensure your training is conducted in compliance with state laws, to ensure trainers understand and accept Volcano Consulting, LLC policies and procedures, have appropriate insurance coverages, and to ensure consistency in instructional delivery, training styles, and skill assessments

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