Sex Educator Certification

IBOSP Certified Sex Educators teach and train 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.

Who seeks Sex Educator Certification?

Individuals who 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 sessions.

Why Apply for the Sex Educator Certification?

Certification as a sex educator provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advance training in the field and have the endorsement of an international certifying body. Certification also helps you stand out to potential employers and maximize earning potential.

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

  • A current IBOSP membership in good standing
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the educational field.
    • Documentation of ninety (90) hours of comprehensive education in the area of human sexuality to include culture, diversity, and ethics.
    • Sixty (60) hours of specific training to sexuality education
    • A minimum of 20 hours of supervision, by a certified supervisor
  •  Fourteen (14) hours of Sexuality Attitude Reassessment (SAR)
  • Letters from supervisor(s) attesting to the completion of supervision hours.
  • Two satisfactory colleague references
  • Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.