AASECT Sexuality Educator

AASECT Sexuality Educator

AASECT describes a sexuality educator as someone who teaches and trains about a range of topics, including but not limited to sexual health; sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology; family planning, contraception, and pregnancy/childbirth; sexually transmitted infections; gender identity and roles; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; sexual function and dysfunction; sexual pleasure; sexual variation; sexuality and disability; sexuality and chronic illness; sexual development across the lifespan; sexual abuse, assault, and coercion; and sexuality across cultures. Sexuality educators may teach in the classroom at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. They may also provide education for groups of children, adolescents, or adults, training for professionals, and outreach and education in community-based, healthcare, corporate, and faith-based settings. Sexuality educators also may design and conduct workshops, courses, and seminars; contribute to the sexuality education literature; develop curriculum; plan and administer programs; deliver lectures; and provide one-on-one client education.

Academic Requirements:

Core Knowledge:

Skills Training:

NISHW Quarterly Conferences and Live courses offered throughout the US and internationally will be NISHW student’s opportunity to fulfill their academic course work hours that are required in-person. These events will be scheduled out ahead of time providing opportunities for students and faculty to plan for travel accommodations, etc. NISHW students must attend AT LEAST one quarterly conference during their enrollment in the certification process. Cost of academic coursework is included in tuition.

SAR – 2 Days (14 hours) – Facilitated by Dr. Lexx and designated colleagues. Must be done in person or via synchronous learning and will be offered per the course calendar. This is included in tuition.


Field Work

100 hours of supervised sexuality education. Sexuality education shall have been conducted in one or more settings such as the following: college and universities, public schools, professional schools and religious institutions, on-line formats, human service agencies, or community and public health clinics. Field work hours will be broken into the programs practicum and five internships no sooner than 12 months.


25 hours of supervision begins when internship approval has been granted and begins. This is covered simultaneously during internship while the 100 hours field experience is completed. 5 hours of individual supervision is included in the tuition of this program with one of the AASECT Certified Sex Educators listed by NISHW . The other 20 hours are the student’s responsibility. Educational Supervision will be provided by an AASECT approved supervisor of your choice. We strongly suggest selecting from the listing of BIPOC supervisors that NISHW has, as it will lend to better application of coursework and provides appropriate support to learner. The minimum duration of the supervision will have been at least twelve (12) months.

Specialization Tracks

Specialization tracks are not available at this time for the AASECT Sexuality Educator at this time. We will work on development of such specialties in the near future. We do however offer a CE bundle for students to choose various courses of interests. This option is denoted below.


NISHW would like to celebrate this major accomplishment with a graduation ceremony for students who complete the program. Graduation will occur in the Spring and Fall of each year starting in 2023 when the first graduates will complete the program. Applications for graduation will be required. More info to come.


The cost of the AASECT Sexuality Certification through NISHW has NOT been finalized.