The two-day virtual Partner Services (PS) Certification Training for Local Health Departments is designed to familiarize staff with several strategies to control and prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs. Utilizing the update “Recommendations for Conducting Integrated Partner Services for HIV/STD Prevention”, participants will learn about program policy and practices for conducting PS activities. Emphasis will be placed on techniques for working with individuals diagnosed with HIV and other STDs to identify their at-risk partners, so prevention counseling, testing, and referral services can be provided. In addition, participants will learn skills to enhance partner services delivery.
Intended Audience: This course is required for all HIV Test Counselors who are employed in a local health department and who are designated to conduct PS field investigation activities.
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of all three CTR module trainings prior to registering for this course.
Participation Requirements: This virtual training requires full participation and successful completion of the exam (80% or better) in order to receive full credit. To encourage full participation, virtual activities and various speakers will be on hand to increase knowledge of partner services delivery. Training participants are required to log into the virtual platform on time, attend the entire training, and have microphone and camera access. Do not plan to arrive late or leave early. Late arrival is considered logging into the training fifteen (15) minutes after the start of the training. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the virtual training and will result in a no-call/no-show for training attendance; supervisors will be notified.
Exam Requirement: Participants must complete an online exam at the conclusion of the class. A score of 80% or greater is required for successful completion. If you receive a score of lower than 80%, you will be required to re-take the course.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations or modifications must be made no later than two (2) business days prior to the training date. Applicants who are unable to attend any trainings for which they are registered must contact the Training Unit at MDHHSBHSPtraining@michigan.gov. Failure to do so will classify the participant as a no-call/no-show and may result in lost priority when registering for future trainings.
Training Dates & Times Registration Deadline Wednesday & Thursday, October 25-26, 2023 (8:30am – 2:30pm) Wednesday, October 11, 2023 All training registrations must be done through SHOARS. Click here for more information on accessing SHOARS. Trainings occur throughout the year. Please check the calendar for other dates. *All courses are free of charge, but registration is required.*