Certification Program

Sexual Self-Determination Training and Certification Program

An Innovative & Interactive Professional Development Opportunity!

Overview of the Program

In the different sections of this page (below) you will find a complete overview of the program. Or, you can view/use our Printable Overview (PDF).

The program consists of 3 Tiers. After taking Tier 1 you can decide whether to take Tiers 2 and 3, depending on your interests and goals. Participants who attend Tier 1 before July of any given year are able to complete the entire program (tiers 1, 2, and 3) within 15 months.

Tier 1: FOUNDATIONS is a 3-day highly interactive and engaging course. It can be taken as a stand-alone training to strengthen your skills, or as the first part of the whole program. Register Now! through our Eventbrite Page

Tier 2: ADVOCACY is a 5-month cohort experience. With the support of their cohort and mentorship, each participant creates one proactive advocacy plan and one unique tool related to sexuality/gender/relationships. 

Tier 3: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER is a 2 and a half-day training to learn how to facilitate the Sexual Health and Relationships Education (S.H.A.R.E.) Curriculum. Participants who complete Tier 3 become Certified Instructors of the S.H.A.R.E. Curriculum and can present it in their communities.

You can look back at our Program History!

You can also find out about our Program Outcomes and Data.

*Please Note: At this time this program is available entirely online. When we are able to offer in-person sessions once again we will be sure to post that here on the website and announce it through our various outreach methods.

For More Details, Email Our Training Coordinator Mel! mel@Among-friends.org


SCORE! is our monthly newsletter highlighting everything we’re doing at Among Friends. You’ll find out the most current information about what we are doing in each of our programs - Training, Behavior Services, Marketplace, and Advocacy and Consultation.

You’ll get links to articles, products, books, resources, and more curated to help you support the people you support.

  • We highlight programs, people, and products that might help you as you support folx.
  • We have calls to action so we can all be a part of creating a community that supports people and their sexual-self determination.
  • We list upcoming dates for trainings including the certification program - and we offer coupon codes and various discounts.
  • And so much more!!!

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