IUD & Implant Trainings

Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) 


Upcoming Training Dates

There are no scheduled trainings at this time. We will let you know when we will resume the trainings. Thank you for your patience.



Comprehensive IUD and Contraceptive Implant Insertion Trainings




The goal of the Family PACT Program is to provide Californians of reproductive age a means by which they can decide for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children by covering all U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptive methods, family planning-related services, and client-centered health education and counseling. 

Each site enrolling into the Family PACT Program must identify, at a minimum, one practitioner trained to provide long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) services onsite. LARC methods include the copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant.

In collaboration with Bayer (Mirena, Kyleena, Skyla), Medicines360 (Liletta), CooperSurgical (Paragard), and Organon (Nexplanon), the Office of Family Planning (OFP) is offering LARC trainings to prepare providers to offer and provide both intrauterine (IUD) and contraceptive implant services to Family PACT clients. All Medi-Cal providers in good standing are eligible to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the pros and cons of LARCs with clients interested in long-term methods to protect against unwanted pregnancies
  • Learn and apply the proper techniques for insertion and removal of LARCs to expand access for clients interested in other contraceptives aside from hormonal and barrier methods
  • Fulfill Family PACT Program LARC compliance standards requiring that all Family PACT providers be able to offer LARC services onsite
  • Identify and apply the recommended treatment options for common IUD and implant placement complications
  • Learn and apply the proper Family PACT billing codes for IUD and implant service reimbursement and new methods claims

Who should attend?

  • Medical Doctors
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Certified Nurse Midwives

Only licensed personnel with family planning skills, knowledge and competency may provide medical services under Family PACT in accordance with California Welfare and Institutions Code (W&I Code) section 24005, subdivision (b).



Comprehensive IUD Training



The training is suited both for providers who have never placed IUDs, as well as those who have experience with IUD insertions and removals, but who want to fine-tune their skills. The agenda for the training includes information about patient method selection, counseling and content, techniques for the use of instruments during IUD placement, and instruction in the insertion of each type of IUD currently available in the U.S. 

The training includes hands-on practice with pelvic models and computer simulators and proctoring by family planning experts. Advanced topics include management of side effects, tips for managing difficult placement, pain management principles for office procedures, and prevention and management of complications. Participants will learn how to establish a clinic flow conducive to the same-day insertion of IUDs.

Disclaimer: While this training includes "hands-on" insertion techniques for all IUDs using plastic pelvic models, clinicians who need additional training or practice should utilize a preceptor who is experienced in IUD placement to proctor IUD placement procedures with actual patients. OFP does not arrange for the scheduling of, or payment for, preceptors. 


Contraceptive Implant Insertion Training
NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque



You are invited to join your colleagues at a Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque. During the Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON, you will receive hands-on training for insertion and removal procedures as well as implant localization techniques. Completion of this course will allow you to order the product from authorized distributors. 

This session, which is sponsored by Organon, is accredited for continuing education credit. The training is open only to Medical Doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), and Residents authorized to perform the procedures entailed in the insertion and removal of NEXPLANON in the jurisdiction where they practice. Additionally, NPs, PAs, and CNMs must attest that they have met all specific state conditions and requirements, including but not limited to signing a collaborative agreement with an MD/DO. 

Residents or students in advanced practice training must understand that they can only administer NEXPLANON under the supervision of an attending healthcare provider who has also been trained on the procedures to insert and remove NEXPLANON.

It is Organon's policy to verify all healthcare provider, US state license and/or National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, and eligibility information in advance of the training. Organon will contact you directly if there is a problem. Attendees can expect to attend the entire training, which is approximately 2 to 3 hours in duration. Certificates of attendance will not be issued to those who arrive late or leave early.


8 CME CREDITS AT NO COSTS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the California Prevention Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. 

 The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 8 hours of nursing continuing education credit. Nevada State Board of Nursing provider number 120894-1.

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