Family Planning Health Worker Certification - July 2023

Event Price
$400 / $300 for Essential Access Health Title X Agency Staff

This virtual, interactive Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW) Certification Training is Essential Access Health's nationally recognized comprehensive contraceptive counseling course for health providers and educators. Participants learn how to provide contraceptive counseling based on individual preferences and family planning desires, get non-coercive informed consent and integrate STI prevention messaging. They also learn how to comply with privacy and mandatory reporting laws while providing confidential sexual and reproductive health services.

All training recipients have access to the online flipbook version of our manual, "The Fundamentals of Family Planning: A Manual for Providing Comprehensive Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling."


Online modules = 4.5 hours

Instructor-led Zoom sessions = 8 hours:

  • Zoom #1: Tuesday, July 11th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #2: Tuesday, July 18th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #3: Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #4: Tuesday, Aug 1st, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
Who should attend?
  • Nurses, RNs, LVNs
  • Medical Assistants
  • Health Educators + Health Education Specialists
  • Sexuality or Peer Educators
  • HIV/AIDS or STI Prevention or Testing Staff
  • Family Planning Outreach Workers or Counselors
What will you learn?
  1. Utilize a reproductive justice lens when providing family planning services
  2. Assist patients with selecting birth control methods that fit with their personal preferences
  3. Demonstrate the process for obtaining non-coercive informed consent for contraception
  4. Identify and apply laws related to patients' rights when receiving sexual and reproductive health care
  5. Efficiently integrate STI prevention messaging into a birth control method counseling session
  6. Demonstrate best practice techniques when providing a patient-centered contraceptive counseling session (via a mock in-person or telehealth visit)
Continuing Education

The course fee includes CEU processing (CPH = 14.0; CHES = 13.0; Nursing = 16.1).

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 14.0 credits.

Health Educators (CHES®):
Essential Access Health, provider #98021, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health educators attending this program may report up to 13.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 16.1 contact hours.

Event Dates

Event Location

Online Course

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