Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) Program

The Options for Sexual Health 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.

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

Applications for SHEC 2019 programs: Now Closed

Applications for SHEC 2019 Spring and Fall programs closed February 1, 2019. If you are interested in applying to be placed on the wait-list for either program, please contact Saira (shansen@optbc.org).

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