Training - HIV Prevention/Services Training

What is the HIV Prevention Counseling Training Course?

The HIV Prevention Counseling Course is a skills-based course for individuals working or volunteering as an HIV Prevention Counselor. Participants must be sponsored by a directly or indirectly state-funded counseling and testing site, or other state recognized agency and organization. Course curriculum includes:

  • Development of capacity to implement all stages of pre- and post- test counseling, testing, partner and referral services.
  • Develop knowledge and skills to engage clients in behavior change models to reduce client risks of acquiring or transmitting HIV, STD and/or Hepatitis.
  • Increase awareness and utilization of policies and procedures pertaining to HIV.
  • Participants must have knowledge of venipuncture techniques.  Training soon to include phlebotomy

 Who May Attend?

Participants must be sponsored by a directly or indirectly state-funded counseling and testing site, or other state recognized agency or organization.

How Do I Apply?

To register for this training, review and complete:
 SF 53760 HIV Prevention Counselor Certification Course Registration.   


Email or fax the form to:
Tony Newland
HIV Prevention/Services Training and Development Manager
tnewland@isdh.in.gov
Fax 317-233-7663
Phone 317-233-7051

What are the Requirements to Become Certified?

The HIV Prevention Counselor Certification Course is a 3-day skills based training for those persons who will provide HIV prevention counseling, testing, referral, and partner elicitation services. Individuals must meet all pre-requisites and class requirements to become fully certified. Those requirements include the following.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Pass the HIV Proficiency Test given on first day of Course.
  • Complete HIV 101 Training Class or online HIV 101 Training.
     

Course Requirements:

  • Attend the entire course.
  • Actively participate and demonstrate skills learned during the course
  • Successfully complete the skills and assessment phase for Pre-certification. 
     

Post Course Requirements: 

  • Complete 5 monitored counseling sessions within one month of course completion.
  • Submit documentation of monitored counseling sessions to the Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis for full certification.

What Else Should I Know

There is no charge for the course. Travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the sponsoring agency or participant.