Online Workshop FAQs
1. Do the workshops start or stop at a particular date or time? Do I have to be online at a specific date or time to participate?
No, the workshops do not start or stop on a particular date or time, and there is no specific time or day that you need to be available to participate. That’s what makes the workshops so convenient! Our online sexuality workshops are asynchronous, which means that you can log in and participate any day of the week and any time of the day, whatever is most convenient for you. You decide, based on your personal schedule, what schedule works best for you. You just have to complete the equivalent of six hours of workshop content within 30 days after registration.
Currently, the workshops are able to award professional development credit hours and Category I Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits only. Even though the workshops are offered through Answer, which is part of Rutgers University, they are not credit-bearing, because they are each only six hours in duration and not a semester-length college course. Think of it as the equivalent of attending a day-long workshop, but completely online.
Our online sexuality workshops are primarily for professionals who work with middle- or high-school-age teens in schools or community-based organizations. The focus is on the fundamentals of teen sexual behavior, pregnancy prevention and contraceptive use and STDs. Other professionals and parents with teens might find our workshops helpful, but they are geared toward professionals who teach teens.
Upon completion of an online workshop, students who receive a score of 80% or higher on the post-test and have met all of the workshop requirements are eligible to receive a certificate of either professional development credits or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits. You must contact us and provide your CHES ID number to recieve CHES credits. A completion certificate will be e-mailed in PDF version to each student who successfully completes a workshop.
5. How much time will an online workshop take to complete? Do I have to complete a workshop all at once?
Our online workshops are the equivalent of six hours, although some students may take slightly more or less time to complete them, depending on their pace. You decide what schedule works best for you, and while you can complete them all in one day, most students complete a workshop over the course of a few weeks. Students must complete the online workshop within 30 days from the date of registration.
6. Can my entire department take an online workshop on an in-service day instead of having a speaker come to our school?
Yes! Since our online workshops are the equivalent of six hours, they are the perfect alternative to an in-person or, in-service workshop. Students can enroll in groups if they are from the same school or agency and can complete an online workshop in the equivalent of one workday if they so choose. The best part is that professionals can take the online workshop from the comfort of their own homes or together at a computer lab at school or work.
See our list of online workshops and webinars to learn how to register online or by mail or fax. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail containing your log-in name and password, which will allow you to begin the workshop whenever is best for you. Once you are registered for the online workshop, you will have 30 days to complete it.
You should expect an exciting and dynamic learning experience from the comfort of your own home or office. There are videos to watch, bulletin boards to post to, sample teen questions to respond to and much more. There is also technical support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is an incredibly user-friendly workshop, so don’t be afraid to sign up and discover all that it can offer you.
Most students are able to complete the online workshop in 30 days or less. Occasionally personal circumstances arise that require an extension to be granted. These decisions are made on an individual basis between the student and instructor.
Answer is planning to build a range of online workshops for professionals and is planning to offer a range of online workshops so students could earn a Certificate in Adolescent Sexuality from Rutgers University. Online Professional Development is an ongoing initiative for Answer, and we are continually seeking financial support to help us meet the demand for quality training across the country. Please contact us if you have any suggestions about funding sources for this exciting new initiative.
The registration cost for each online workshop is $150 per person. Groups of ten or more people from the same school/agency will receive a $25 per person discount. Therefore, we encourage professionals to register with their colleagues to maximize group discounts. Discount codes will be given to each group member for use during registration. Contact us if you have a group interested in registering.
Students who do not complete an online workshop within 30 days after registration will be de-registered from the workshop. If you wish to resume the online workshop you must re-register for a fee of $30. The $30 re-registration fee must be paid in full before finishing the workshop. Please contact us to make a payment.