Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) Program

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 Vancouver and SHEC North 2015 are currently in progress. 

Applications for SHEC 2016 now being accepted

Please click the links on the side of the page for more details about the program structure, content and application process.

If you would like to obtain any further information regarding SHEC or receive updates on any upcoming programs or workshops please fill out this form.


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.