The education programs listed below provide both client and teacher training in authentic methods of Natural Family Planning.  All integrate the principles of Catholic teaching in their programs and ensure that their teachers only provide NFP.

Some of the NFP providers have formally implemented the Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry which is noted near a provider's name.

Please contact a provider directly to learn more.

 


Billings Ovulation Method Association - USA (BOMA-USA)

Meets the Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry

P.O. Box 2135
St. Cloud, MN 56302
(651) 699-8139
Email: boma@boma-usa.org
Website: www.boma-usa.org

BOMA-USA is the only authorized representative of The Billings Ovulation Method® in the United States. This method is based on the observation of cervical mucus. It was developed by the Drs. John and Evelyn Billings of Melbourne, Australia.

  • BOMA-USA maintains a list of its certified teachers.
  • Client education is provided in group or private on-site classes.
  • Online charting software is available.
  • Distance client education is offered by individual BOMA-USA certified teachers; see https://www.boma-usa.org/learn-online.html.
  • Teacher education is provided in English and Spanish via on-site programs and through a correspondence or web course.
  • Upon special request, additional education programs can be scheduled for health-care professionals, clergy, and the general public.
  • BOMA-USA is affiliated with WOOMB International. Multi-language client education can be obtained through WOOMB-International. Contact WOOMB-International (http://www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org).

Couple to Couple League International (CCLI or "CCL")

Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry.

5440 Moeller Ave.  
   Suite 149
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
1-800-745-8252
(513) 471-2000
(513) 557-2449 FAX
Email: info@ccli.org
Website: http://www.ccli.org

CCL is a provider of the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM). STM is a multi-indexed method of NFP. It teaches the detection and interpretation of cervical mucus, changes in the basal body temperature (BBT), and in some systems, cervical changes and other secondary signs of fertility.

  • CCL maintains a list of its certified teachers at http://register.ccli.org/teacher_search.
  • National online class search is available at http://register.ccli.org.
  • Client and teacher education in the STM is provided in both English and Spanish. 
  • Client education (English and Spanish) is provided by professionally certified teaching couples in their local areas or via live on-line classes. A Self-Paced Online Class is also an option (this is a video-based version of the live class with support available through phone and e-mail contact).
  • Teacher education is provided via live on-site classes or through the Internet.
  • CCL provides a variety of educational seminars for health-care professionals, clergy, and the general public.
  • CCL publishes many resources including the only NFP magazine in the USA, Family Foundations.

Family of the Americas Foundation (FAF)

Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry.

P.O. Box 1170
Dunkirk, MD 20754
(301) 627-3346
(301) 627-0847 FAX
Email: familyplanning@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.familyplanning.net

FAF is a provider of a cervical mucus method based on the research of the Drs. Billings.

  • FAF maintains a list of its certified teachers.
  • Client education is provided in on-site classes and via the US Postal system (an interactive CD program enhances the program).
  • Teacher education is provided in on-site programs and via the US Postal system.
  • FAF will work with diocesan NFP staff to offer on-site educational events.
  • FAF publishes educational resources in a variety of languages.

Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for NFP (MUCN-INFP)

Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry

P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3854
(414) 288-1587 FAX
Email: muinstnfp@marquette.edu
Institute Website: http://www.marquette.edu/nursing/natural-family-planning/index.shtml
Client Classes: www.marquettemethod.com 

MUCN-INFP provides education in the Sympto-Hormonal Method (SHM) also called the "Marquette Method" (MM) This approach integrates the basic information of cervical mucus with the added feature of an electronic hormonal monitoring device.

  • MUCN-INFP maintains a list of teachers who have completed the program. Students who complete the program receive a certificate of completion.
  • Client education in the Marquette Method is provided by individual teachers, see the MM Teacher Directory at marquettemethod.com.
  • Education in the Spanish language for clients is available.
  • MUCN-INFP offers on-line teacher education for healthcare professionals only (e.g., nurses, physicians, etc.), see https://www.marquette.edu/nursing/natural-family-planning-teacher.php.
  • MUCN-INFP is a research based institute. Questions regarding the state of NFP scientific research are welcomed.

NFP International (NFPI)

John and Sheila Kippley, Directors
Website: http:/www.nfpandmore.org

NFPI provides client and teacher education in the Cross-Check Method (also called "STM"), a multi-indexed method of NFP. Mr. and Mrs.Kippley are "NFP pioneers" and the co-founders of the CCLI. They are among the devoted Catholics who developed NFP methods in the United States.

  • Client education is provided on-line.
  • Support is offered to the student via e-mail and phone.
  • Access to the NFP master teacher program is via e-mail.
  • NFPI offers education in "Ecological Breastfeeding."

Northwest Family Services (NWFS) - SymptoPro Fertility Education

Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry

6200 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
(503) 546-6377
(503) 546-9397 FAX
Email: service@symptopro.org
Website: http://www.SymptoPro.org

NWFS provides education in the SymptoPro method a multi-indexed method of NFP that teaches the detection and interpretation of cervical mucus, basal-body temperature (BBT), and changes in the cervix (similar to other STMs). It also teaches how to interpret secondary signs of fertility.

  • NWFS maintains a list of its certified teachers.
  • Both client and teacher education in the SymptoPro method are provided. 
  • Client education is provided in on-site class programs and through correspondence course via the US Postal system, a client Internet course, and also a combination of correspondence and on-line education for clients who request both.
  • A chart app. is available at no extra cost for Internet clients.  All others will pay a one-time fee at time of purchase.
  • Teacher education is provided only on-line.
  • Client and teacher education is available in the Spanish language.
  • A variety of educational programs are available, notably an adolescent chastity curricula entitled, FACTS.
  • Many resources are published by NWFS including an e-newsletter.

St. Pope Paul VI Institute Creighton Model FertilityCareTM

6901 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 390-9168
(402) 390-9851 FAX
Email: education@popepaulvi.com
Website: www.popepaulvi.com

The St. Pope Paul VI Institute provides education in the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM Method of NFP. This is a cervical mucus detection method.

  • Both client and teacher education are offered.
  • To locate a Creighton Model FertilityCare teacher see the directory at FertilityCare Centers of America.
  • Teacher education is offered in the Spanish language.
  • The PPVI Institute is accredited by the American Academy of FertilityCareTM Professionals (AAFCP).
  • The AAFCP maintains a list of certified Creighton Model FertilityCareTM teachers.
  • A variety of educational programs are available for health care professionals, clergy and laity.
  • Training in the innovative NaProTechnology, an ethical approach to women's health care, is also provided to physicians.To find a trained physician see the directory of Creighton Model FertilityCare and NaPro Medical Consultants.
  • A variety of resources, including scientific research, is published by the SPPVI Institute. Contact the Education department for further information.
     
    Note: The SPPVI Institute is part of the network of FertilityCareTM education centers. These centers are accredited by the American Academy of FertilityCareTM Professionals for teacher education. Two of these centers have met the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry in the area of teacher education. Since the curriculum is standardized, the only significant difference among the centers lies in the individual members of the faculty per center. To meet the USCCB NFP standards, NFP teacher training programs must apply for Approval individually.
     

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