Learning Exchange

Family Planning Health Worker Certification - May 2023

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

This virtual Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW) Certification Training is Essential Access Health's nationally recognized comprehensive contraceptive counseling course for health providers and educators. Participants will learn how to counsel patients on all contraceptive methods to assist them in achieving their family planning goals, get true informed consent and integrate STI prevention messaging. They will also learn how to comply with privacy and mandatory reporting laws while providing confidential sexual and reproductive health services.

Our FPHW training covers the CDC and OPA QFP Recommendations for providing Quality Family Planning 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 = 7.5 hours:

  • Zoom #1: Tuesday, May 2nd, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM HT / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #2: Tuesday, May 9th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM HT / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #3: Tuesday, May 16th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM HT / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT
  • Zoom #4: Tuesday, May 23rd, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM HT / 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. Identify the steps for obtaining informed consent for contraception
  2. Demonstrate three teaching methods to help patients understand and retain information
  3. Identify federal laws/guidelines related to patients' rights when receiving sexual and reproductive health care
  4. Efficiently integrate STI prevention messaging into a birth control method counseling session
  5. Demonstrate the use of best practice techniques when providing a mock contraceptive counseling session (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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