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Family Planning Basics: The Essentials

New E-Learning course! Open to anyone working in health care!


Please contact Dawn Robinson at 510-835-3700 or email robinson@cardeaservices.org


Click on the button below to register for this course. Before registering you may be required to create a profile/account. Please choose a simple password that you will remember as no confidential or financial information will be stored in your profile.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing login instructions on how to access the online course.

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This web-based, interactive course is designed for staff to gain the knowledge needed to conduct basic family planning education and counseling.

Topics include:

  • Title X program (Federal family planning funding) overview, including confidentiality, informed consent and voluntary participation
  • Reproductive anatomy, physiology and the menstrual cycle
  • Contraceptive choices
  • Sexuality

The course is designed to be completed in 2 hours, but once you begin, you can stop and resume it at any time. It must be completed within two weeks of registering for the course, at which time your registration will expire. There is an optional post-test. You must achieve a 90% score to pass. You can email oakland@cardeaservices.org if you would like a certificate of completion or CEs emailed to you. You must pass the post-test to receive a certificate. You may attempt the post-test as many times as you need in order to pass.

Continuing Education

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02604, for 2.4 contact hours.


There is a $15 fee to take the course. There is an additional $15 fee for CEs.

Target Audience

Designed for community health workers, medical assistants, nurses, counselors or any staff interested in learning basic family planning information. It is geared for staff who are new to family planning or would like a refresher.

Note: Completing this course and passing the post- test allows staff to attend the FPB: Education & Counseling Certification Course. This in-person training session focuses on counseling skills and allows participants to practice and apply the information from the E-Learning course. Certificates of Competency are available. If you would like this training in your area, email oakland@cardeaservices.org.

This course has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Population Affairs. Funded by HHS, Office of Population Affairs Title X Family Planning Grant #FPTPA090026-30-00

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