Course Descriptions

Passport to Partner Services

The Passport to Partner Services training is available in several different tracks. Click on the links below to learn more about each one, and register for the track which meets your needs best.

Passport Track A
For Medical/Referring Providers Who Refer Patients to Partner Services

Passport Track B
Partner Elicitation and/or Notification Primarily for HIV

Passport Track C
Partner Elicitation and/or Notification and Referral for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV

Passport Track D
Partner Elicitation and/or Notification and Referral for All Diseases (with Syphilis Case Management and Visual Case Analysis (VCA))

Passport Browse Track
Access individual Passport modules (refresher training)


Additional DISTC Course Offerings

Training/Operations for Safety Around Field Encounters (TOPSAFE)

This 1- to 2-day interactive skill-building course is for public health professionals involved in fieldwork, such as full-time Disease Intervention Specialists or community outreach workers. Participants experience situations associated with basic safety principles, interpersonal communications, and problem solving. This course is available as a trainer's manual.

Fundamentals of Sexually Transmitted Disease Intervention (Fund. of ISTDI) – SPANISH ONLY

This 5-day course designed for counselors, managers of staff who conduct partner services, public health nurses, or other prevention workers who need comprehensive partner services skills. Focusing on gonorrhea and Chlamydia, this class will cover interview periods, communication, assertiveness, problem solving, the STD interview format, field investigations, partner notification and referral, and a brief overview of case management. This course does not provide in-depth syphilis case management or visual case analysis.

Introduction to Visual Case Analysis

The Introduction to VCA course is an e-learning course presenting the fundamentals of Visual Case Analysis. The course is facilitated in real time by CDC trainers using Adobe Connect. This course will teach basic skills required to perform VCA including plotting the facts, ghosting, and source/spread analysis.