The SRA Certification Leading the Way in Professional Development!
In an increasingly competitive world, it is important that professionals in every career maintain the highest level of knowledge and skill in their areas of expertise. The National Abstinence Education Association’s Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Certification Program offers a comprehensive, professional designation recognizing individuals who wish to or are currently involved in offering SRA education at the school and community levels.
What does the certification offer to the SRA field?
The SRA Certification offers educators the opportunity to distinguish themselves in their field, increase credibility and demonstrate a professional commitment to enhancing their teaching expertise by:
Providing competency, knowledge and performance-based training
Encouraging uniform levels of professional expertise in the SRA methodology
Increasing the overall quality of school and community sex education
Providing seasoned SRA educators with a continuing education opportunity that includes the most recent research, data and trends in sexual health
Offering a quality professional development opportunity to Title V and CAE grantees
Granting the SRAS (Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist) designation after one’s name upon successful completion of certification requirement
What topics are covered in the training?
The certification training covers a comprehensive list of topics relevant to the SRA field. Topics include:
Defining the SRA approach
The public health basis for SRA
Theoretical frameworks that support SRA
A historical overview of sex education content and policy in America
The Content and Context of successful SRA programs
Building parent-child connectedness
Understanding and implementing an evidenced-based approach
Sexual health data, research, trends and medical accuracy
Understanding evaluation designs, implementation and outcomes
Principles of effective public messaging
SRA Certification Training Format
Training topics are presented in two ways:
On-line pre-course reading assignments and quizzes are administered to training participants by NAEA.
NAEA trainers provide a two-day, live presentation seminar with an exam after each training day.
Note: The pre-course work is foundational to the live training presentation. There are nine pre-course modules with a quiz after each module to be completed on line before the live training event.
What score is required to achieve the SRAS designation?
The final score will be determined as follows: 50% from quiz scores and 50% from final exam scores. An accumulative 80% must be attained to pass.
What are the additional requirements and terms of the SRA Certification?
Each participant must submit a Letter of Endorsement
Signed agreement to abide by the SRA Code of Ethics
The certification is valid for two years
Recertification opportunities available through on-line continuing education
The Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, managed by the Colorado Department of Education.