This course is a primer on HIV disease. Although it contains current information this course meets Florida and most other state content requirements for basic HIV/AIDS education for all licensed counseling professionals.

Note: This 3 CE HIV course satisfies the initial Florida licensure requirements for Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family and Nursing.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2022

Description:  This course provides information on diagnosis criteria and treatment for HIV and AIDs-related illnesses. A review of transmission modes, prevention issues, and at-risk behaviors is presented. Issues specific to substance abusing HIV+ clients will be discussed, including information on growing at-risk populations. Universal precautions will be identified and discussed. An overview of the new medication regimens and the issues facing patients in determining which regimen is appropriate. This program provides the basic HIV education required in most states for all mental health, nursing, and addictions professional licensure and certification.

Hour One
1.  Participants will be able to describe why HIV is a retrovirus.
Hour Two
2.  Participants will be able to describe the action of various medications groups on the replication process of the HIV retrovirus.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss HAART therapy regimen and issues regarding its selection.
4.  Participants will be able to describe opportunistic infections typical of HIV/AIDS illness.
Hour Three
5.  Participants will be able to discuss the complication to care that substance abuse and dependency cause.

CE Credits:  3

Hour One:  Statistics, incidence, and prevalence, the role of denial, Replication of HIV virus.
Hour Two:  Medication regimen and action, Opportunistic infections, Universal precautions.
Hour Three:  Addiction contraindications, and special populations.

CE Broker#:   20-10709

Methods:  Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area:  HIV/AIDS, Social and cultural foundations, Professional orientation/readiness, Client/family and community, Special populations/problems.

Purpose:  This program is developed to specifically provide content requirements for basic HIV/AIDS education as it pertains to the counseling and health care profession.

Target AudienceSocial workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.

National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social Work:  State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)    
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact: 
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at

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