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Family Planning Health Worker Certification Trainings

Currently our public trainings are virtual. However, if your agency is interested in scheduling an in-person private/custom training, please contact us.

Essential Access Health's Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW) Certification is a nationally recognized contraceptive counseling course for health providers and educators. Participants 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. Best practices for complying with privacy and mandatory reporting laws while providing confidential sexual and reproductive health services in-person or via telehealth is also covered.

Virtual FPHW Certification Training Options

FPHW Interactive

This virtual option blends online, trainer-recorded modules with 4 LIVE trainer-led interactive video conference sessions. The trainer-led Zooms, offered weekly over a 4-week period, offer the benefits of skills practice along with interaction with the instructors and other participants. Registration includes "Fundamentals of Family Planning" Flipbook Manual and processing of CE credits (16.1 Nursing; 13 CHES; 14 CPH).

Registration Fee: $400 Regular / $300 for Essential Access Health Title X Agencies.

March/April 2024 FPHW: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

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NOTE: This is your last chance to register at these rates! Pricing increase starts with the next interactive FPHW training in June.

Additional Interactive FPHW Trainings in 2024

Registration Fee: $500 Regular / $400 for Essential Access Health Title X Agencies.

  • June 2024: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
  • August 2024: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
  • October 2024: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
  • Nov/Dec 2024: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Please contact us to be added to the contact list when registration opens for future a future interactive FPHW training.

FPHW On-Demand

Access FPHW course trainings and resources at your own pace at any time that works for you. Registration includes 4.5 hours of modules and quizzes + access to Fundamentals of Family Planning Flipbook manual and processing of CE credits (Nursing: 5.4; CPH: 5; CHES: 4.5). 

Registration Fee: $350 Regular / $300 Essential Access Health Title X Agencies.

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FPHW Online Re-Certification

The Re-Certification course may be taken in lieu of the two-day In-Person, four-week Interactive or On-Demand FPHW trainings to keep your FPHW Certification status active. (Certification is only valid for 3 years). You will take a Final Exam (multiple choice and T/F questions) and upload a new Video Presentation (a video of you providing a 15-20 minute contraceptive counseling session to a mock patient) and education plan. Please study the current Fundamentals of Family Planning Manual (available in English or Spanish) prior to taking the final exam and taping your counseling session so you have the most up to date material.

Registration Fee: $200

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FPHW Challenge/Self-Study Certification

The Challenge/Self-Study Certification course may be taken in lieu of the two-day In-Person, four-week Interactive or On-Demand FPHW trainings. This option is only recommended for participants who already have a solid baseline level of family planning knowledge and contraceptive counseling skills. Please study the current Fundamentals of Family Planning Manual (available in English or Spanish) prior to taking the final exam and taping your counseling session so you have the most up to date material.

Registration Fee: $200

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Private FPHW trainings can be done virtually or in-person.

PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE FPHW TRAINING.

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Or, for further information contact:
Amber Eisenmann, MS, Training + Design Specialist
aeisenmann@essentialaccess.org
213.386.5614, x4563

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