Training & Technical Assistance Learning Center

AHP’s adult learning and behavior change expertise ensures that our trainings are interactive, engaging, and effective. Participants explore values and beliefs. They learn and practice new skills that support their professional development. We provide face-to-face and online courses and site-specific technical assistance. We offer continuing education units for California-licensed providers (for more information, see individual course listings and our CEU Center.)

HIV Service Providers

Since 1986, AHP has developed and provided the California Office of AIDS counseling and testing certification trainings, including counseling courses, rapid test proficiency training and finger stick proficiency training. We also offer a variety of other trainings, including Personalized Cognitive Counseling, the CDC-designated evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for men who have sex with men; HIV-related outreach; prevention for people with HIV; and HIV and hepatitis C counseling and testing.[/toggle]

Service Providers Seeking to Increase Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Competence

AHP offers courses on issues such as LGBTQ cultural competence and sensitivity, LGBTQ health policy, human sexuality, and stigma.

Substance Use Treatment Providers

Based on our history of pioneering clinical programs for substance users with HIV as well as counseling and testing trainings, AHP offers a multicourse training program for substance use treatment providers working with HIV.

Mental Health Service Providers

Many of our trainings support the work of mental health service providers dealing with issues—ranging from burnout to harm reduction—that extend beyond HIV, LGBTQ cultural competence, and substance use treatment. And we can tailor existing courses for new contexts.

Coordinator Log-In

Local Health Jurisdiction Coordinators (LHJ) can sign in to view upcoming trainings and register participants. Please enter your password on this login portal.

More About Participating in Our Trainings

Face-to-face trainings range in length from one-half to four days. Trainings typically begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Participants must be at the training 15 minutes prior to its start time.

Online courses are typically two- to four-hours long and can be completed at times convenient for individual participants. Site-specific technical assistance varies in length.

Trainings to agencies funded by the California State Office of AIDS to provide HIV testing are free. All trainings and technical assistance are also available to any other agency for a fee. Submit a Request for information about fee-for-service training or technical assistance (TA).
Each listing in the course catalog clarifies who is eligible and who may register participants for the course. Participants themselves can register for only a few of our courses. For most courses, only Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) or Fee-for-Service Agency Coordinators may register participants.

Capacity Building Assistance Partnership

AHP is one third of the UCSF Capacity Building Assistance Partnership, a powerful collaboration of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and the Alliance Health Project—three leaders in the field, each with decades of experience in HIV prevention.

We help frontline HIV organizations nationwide meet their own and their funders’ goals in four areas: HIV and STD Testing, prevention with HIV-negative people at highest risk, prevention with people with HIV, and working with LGBTQ communities. Our key services include:

  • Training, including both customizable trainings and the CDC’s High-Impact Prevention (HIP) intervention trainings: Mpowerment, Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC), Testing Together, Healthy Relationships, and Project START
  • Completely customizable Technical Assistance targeting your agency’s particular needs
  • A library of resources, including toolkits, factsheets, publications, and other how-to materials

The partnership helps community-based organizations achieve excellence by cultivating their own strengths and supplementing them with new skills, training around evidence-based interventions, and technical assistance in areas of particular relevance to the goals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

To learn more, visit the UCSF CBA Partnership or CBA Provider Network (CPN),

Past Research Studies and Publications Archive

Contact Provider Resources

Address questions regarding trainings to Stephen Scott, Provider Training and Education Systems Coordinator, at 415-476-4455, or AHPTraining@ucsf.edu. If you are not an Office of AIDS-funded agency and would like information about fee-for-service training or technical assistance, please use our Fee-for-Service Training Request form.

To provide feedback on our publications, contact Michelle Cataldo, LCSW, Clinical Editor and Trainer, at 415-476-2626, or michelle.cataldo@ucsf.edu.