Sex Positive Certification ProgramIt’s been a busy year for CPS’ Certification Program as we shifted from program creation to launch preparation and implementation!  The Task Force has been meeting all year to review, analyze, update, and improve the interface as we prepare for SPPCP’s Hard Launch in February.

The Certification Program is CPS’ contribution to the dearth of sex-positive education programs designed for everyday people who desire to be sex-positive leaders in their communities.  Whether you’re an established sex therapist or nail salon owner, this program is a professional level education program built around the 8 Dimensions of Positive Sexuality to enhance and promote sex-positive practice.

Certification is built around this ten-module online program, a CPS approved conference attendance, and Sex-Positive Workshop completion.  The program includes assigned mentors to guide students through the program.

The Certification Program is CPS’ program support branch seeking to generate ongoing revenue enhancement through donations.

Major 2019 updates include:

  • Program testing with staff and volunteers going through enrollment and program completion to see how our website and Canvas held up. We passed with flying colors!
  • Soft Launch of the Program in August 2019 with the acquisition of our first six official students!
  • We’ve picked up another 20 potential students with our Program push at the EDGY Conference in October.
  • In November, CPS designated SPPCP as its own department within CPS and installed Board Members, Andrew Pari as Director, and Dan Copulsky as Program Coordinator.
  • Official Program Launch to commence in February at SexPosCon20, with a conference panel discussion and program workshop.

Ongoing thanks to our Task Force members without whom the above would not have been accomplished.  Thank you Julia Schiffman & LaTerra McDaniels!

We are always open to more team members to move SPPCP forward.

2020 will see the Official Launch of the program and building our post-certification community to enhance and support those who have completed the program and seek ongoing connection in their sex-positive work.

The program website is now live at

We hope that the coming year will see an influx of students as our Certification Program becomes a model of sexuality education and a sustaining force for our organization!

By Andrew Pari, Certification Program Director