Basic Family Planning Training

A two-session family planning counselor certification course. In addition, there is a one-session course requirement covering ABCD and Title X requirements for family planning service provision at ABCD sub-recipient sites.

A two-session course including live and enduring material activities for individuals working in family planning and reproductive health programs.


Principles For Providing Quality Family Planning Counseling and Education, Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, Contraceptive Methods and Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Options Information, STD/HIV Information and Prevention, Preconception Health, Sexual Health Issues, Counseling Adolescents and Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Family Involvement.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, which includes attendance at both live sessions, completion of homework, and passing a take-home exam. Certification of family planning counselors at ABCD Family Planning sites includes observation of family planning counseling sessions.



$300 (includes handbook and additional materials). No cost for staff of ABCD funded family planning programs.



Section 1: April 27th 2023 and May 4th 2023 | Registration Deadline: April 21st 2023
Section 2: June 7th 2023 and June 14th 2023 | Registration Deadline: May 31st 2023

Live Sessions: 9am – 2pm with additional pre-learning required