Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) Program

The Opt Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) Program is a competency, knowledge and performance-based training program. The program is designed to prepare individuals to deliver comprehensive sexual health education sessions to a variety of audiences in the public and private sectors.

Options for Sexual Health is committed to increasing the number of well-qualified sexual health educators in the province as part of its campaign to improve the quality of school, adult, parent and professional sexual health education.

SHEC 2014, the next offering

The next offering is set to run from July 2014 - November 2014, with the practicum component to follow.

Module Dates:

Module One: July 4-6 2014
Module Two: August 22-24, 2014
Module Three: September 12-14, 2014  *Date Changed*
Module Four: October 17-19, 2014
Module Five: November 14-16, 2014
Practicum: December 2014 – December 2015

Application process will be open from November 1, 2013 - May 15, 2014 (early bird deadline January 15, 2014). Those accepted into the program will be contacted on or before May 30, 2014.

For application details, click here.


Even though Opt considers Certification to be the optimum level of proficiency, other sexual health educators who are not Opt Certified may already be proficient. Opt recognizes this expertise while providing opportunities for continuing education, education program delivery, and networking.