Training & Technical Assistance

ERC’s capacity building assistance programs provide free training and technical assistance to health care organizations and our community members.

HIV 1001 Course

Scheduled Upon Request 


This course will build on the participant’s basic knowledge and develop additional skills in the areas of HIV counseling and testing, HIV transmission modes, essential communication skills, basic HIV science, risk reduction plan development, identifying behaviors that make clients at higher risk of HIV infection, and HIV prevention and intervention strategies.

Intended Audience: 

Service providers of high-risk clients. Prerequisite: Participants enrolled in this course must have a basis knowledge of HIV/AIDS or must have attended an HIV 101 course.

This course will cover: 

  1. HIV/AIDS Facts 
  2. HIV Science 
  3. The Distinction Between HIV and AIDS 
  4. HIV Transmission Modes 
  5. Communication and Counseling Skills 
  6. Developing and Negotiating a Risk Reduction Plan 
  7. Identify Higher Risk Behaviors 
  8. HIV Prevention and Intervention Strategies 

STI 101 Course

Scheduled Upon Request 

This course provides a unique insight that covers Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The STD 101 garners rave review, based on feedback gathered through the course evaluation process.

Intended Audience: 

Staff from community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations.

P4P Peer Educator Certification Programs

ERC Programs for Positive (P4P)

The P4P Peer Educator Certification Program is designed to provide training opportunities and build capacity in the communities of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). ERC strongly believes that developing peer leaders is an integral part of combatting the epidemic. Our Peer Educator curriculum will assist participants in developing leadership, facilitations, and health literacy skills to become effective HIV peer health educators.


The mission for the ERC P4P Peer Educator Certification Program is to provide leadership and support to Peer Educators across the State of Georgia, to build capacity and reinforce HIV care and prevention strategies among PLWHA, and to inform, educate and advocate for equal policies, strategies, and laws surrounding PLWHA.


To help build capacity and develop intergenerational social networks for PLWHA, ensuring that they are trained to take the forefront on social issues and ready to address, educate, and advocate for HIV social justice.


All completed applications received by the established deadline will be screened based on the P4P eligibility criteria, and the quality of each candidate’s application, resume, and letter of recommendation.  No more than 20 candidates will be interviewed for each P4P training cycle.  At a minimum, the P4P Certified Peer Educator must:

  1.  Be currently enrolled in care, and have been in HIV care for at least one (1) full year.
  2.  Be HIV positive and at least 18 years old.
  3.  Be affiliated with an agency, in the role of Volunteer Advocate, Client Navigator, or equivalent.
  4.  Be in recovery for at least two (2) years, if the candidate has a history of substance misuse.
  5.  Exhibit effective verbal and written communication skills.
  6.  Show willingness and readiness to discuss and disclose HIV status.
  7.  Be committed to advancing equality of services for PLWHA.