The Opt Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) Program is a competency, knowledge, and performance-based training. 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 2015, the next courses (Vancouver and Prince George)
In 2015 we are running two concurrent SHEC courses, from January through October.
Module Dates (SHEC-Vancouver): *dates are currently tentative and subject to change*
Module One: January 30-February 1, 2015
Module Two: April 10-12, 2015 *please note: these are new dates for module 2*
Module Three: May 22-24, 2015
Module Four: July 24-26, 2015 *please note: these are new dates for module 4*
Module Five: September 18-20, 2015
Practicum: October 2015-October 2016
Module Dates (SHEC-North): *dates are currently tentative and subject to change*
Module One: March 6-8, 2015
Module Two: April 24-26, 2015
Module Three: June 19-21, 2015
Module Four: August 21-23, 2015
Module Five: October 16-18, 2015
Practicum: November 2015-November 2016
Application process for SHEC-Vancouver is now closed. All of those who applied will be contacted via mail within the first two weeks of December 2014.
Application process for SHEC-North will be open until January 15, 2015. All of those who applied will be contacted via mail by the end of January 2015.
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.