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 2024 when the first graduates will complete the program. Applications for graduation will be required. More info to come.


The pricing below includes the following: SAR (14 hours), Two Quarterly Institute (50 education for in-person training), remainder of 150 hours of education required by AASECT, 5 hours of supervision and bonus welcome package at orientation.

*For those who choose a specialty track at time of application receive it 50% off and will begin during practicum/internship. This includes 10 hours of consultation by instructors who are highly qualified and subject matter experts in the specialty area.

One Payment

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $0
Payment plan fee $0

Total w/o Specialty – $7,500 

Total w/ Specialty – $9,000

6 Month Payment Plan

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $500
Payment plan fee $350

Total w/o Specialty – $1,308.33/mo

Total w/ Specialty – $1,558.33/mo

12 Month Payment Plan

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $500
Payment plan fee $350

Total w/o Specialty – $654.17/mo

Total w/ Specialty – $779.17/mo

18 Month Payment Plan

Non-refundable application fee $150
Non-refundable Down Payment $500
Payment plan fee $350

Total w/o Specialty – $436.11/mo

Total w/ Specialty – $519.44/mo

Spaces are limited in cohorts for 2022. Do not wait to apply! The Non-Refundable $500 deposit is due within 7 days of acceptance and will secure your spot in the current cohort. If the current cohort is full you will be notified and placed in the next cohort. Payments will begin to be drafted on the fifteenth of the following month and every month after to fulfill the payment plan. NO CERTIFICATIONS WILL BE REWARDED UNTIL ALL FEES AND COST HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY NISHW.

Full refund is available for those who pay a one time payment and request the refund via the appropriate form within 7 days of payment. Refunds will be returned via the method of payment within thirty days of request. As per the financial agreement any payments outside of this will result in a credit for NISHW and will be good for 12 months from the date the credit is issued.