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STI Certified Practice Online Course

STI Course Application Form - please complete all fields in the application and email to the Education Program Coordinator (ellen.fraser@bccdc.ca).
Preceptor Application Form - please have potential preceptor complete the application and email to the Education Program Coordinator (ellen.fraser@bccdc.ca).

March 11, 2021 Announcement:
BCCDC management has made the decision to run a theory-only, reduced capacity STI course session in April 2021 (details below). The BCCDC education team continues to support the provincial Health Authorities' COVID-19 response so capacity for the course will be limited.

All STI course applications will be kept on file and brought forward for consideration in future course sessions. Our possible fall schedules will be reviewed in the early summer, at which time an update will be posted.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.


2021 Course Schedule

April 12, 2021 - June 11, 2021*

*The April 2021 course session will be limited to British Columbia Provincial Health Authority supported nurses who require BCCNM STI certification for their current positions. The BCCDC STI clinical practice experience will not be included.  Accepted participants will need to arrange the clinical practice portion (Preceptor and location) with their supporting Health Authority before acceptance into the course.

BCCDC's STI Certified Practice Education Program has been approved by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as a certifying education program for registered nurses practicing in the field of STI. Priority will be given to those applicants requiring STI certification to perform their job responsibilities.

BCCDC will provide BCCNM with the names and registration numbers of those nurses who have successfully completed the STI Certified Practice Education Program. To complete the certification process you must apply through BCCNM. Once BCCNM has received record of your successful completion from BCCDC you will receive communication from BCCNM that you have been entered into their Certified Practice registry.


There is no charge for the STI Certified Practice Education Program. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and expenses for the clinical practice component.


Course Details

The STI Certified Practice Education Program is divided into two components:

The STI course content is divided into five modules including:

  • Introduction to STI Practice
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Sexuality and Communication
  • Clinical Encounter
  • Partner Notification and Reporting
A schedule is provided allowing one - three weeks completion time per module depending on the work load in that module. We estimate 4 - 6 hours/week to complete the online theory course. Learner assessment is based on a STI quiz, forum discussion assignment, case study assignment and a cumulative final exam. 

Nurses complete an 18 hour STI clinical practice experience after completion of the online theory course. The nurse will work with a pre-arranged, BCCDC-approved preceptor to fulfill the 14 STI completion requirements. 


This practical experience is an essential component for the completion of the STI Certified Practice Education Program leading to BCCNM STI certification.

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