Pregnancy Testing and Counseling eLearning

2.00 hr
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling Title X Family Planning Program
CE Offered
Last Reviewed

Disclaimer: On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) amended the Title X Family Planning regulations to restore access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for more Americans. The effect of the 2021 Final Rule is to revoke the 2019 regulations and readopt the 2000 regulations with several revisions to increase access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services. The Final Rule went into effect on November 8th.

The RHNTC is working with OPA to revise this resource.

This eLearning module can help individuals provide Title X-compliant pregnancy testing and counseling, a core family planning service, as described in Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP). For participants using screen readers or other assistive technology, we recommend that you download the text-based course PDF in the list of Supplemental Materials. 

This course was updated September 2020.

Update: Per the 2021 Title X Regulations, all clients must be offered the opportunity to be provided information and counseling regarding each of the following options: prenatal care and delivery; infant care, foster care, or adoption; and pregnancy termination. If requested to provide such information and counseling, provide neutral, factual information and nondirective counseling on each of the options, and, referral upon request, except with respect to any option(s) about which the pregnant client indicates they do not wish to receive such information and counseling.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pregnancy testing and counseling services that the Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) recommends as part of core family planning services
  • Identify key elements of a quality pregnancy testing and counseling encounter
  • Describe the Title X requirements for referrals related to pregnancy testing and counseling

The course includes three sections:

  • Section 1: Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Section 2: Negative pregnancy tests
  • Section 3: Positive pregnancy tests

Time: 2.0 hours

Continuing Education: 2.0 contact hours

There is no fee for a continuing nursing education (CNE) certificate upon successful completion of this activity.

This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved for a maximum of 2 contact hours by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Activity # FPNTC4.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Introduction to the Quality Family Planning Recommendations eLearning
Introduction to Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology eLearning
Determining Your Client’s Need for Services and Discussing Reproductive Goals eLearning
Support for Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy eLearning
Contraceptive Counseling and Education eLearning
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