STI Clinical Training

We support healthcare providers in the Western United States (AZ, CA, HI, NM, and NV) to promote health equity and improve clinical outcomes for those affected by sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

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What We Do

We provide virtual training events, technical assistance, clinical tools, and STI clinical consultation via the STD Clinical Consultation Network to support providers in addressing the rise of STIs in their communities. We focus on complex issues in patient care including: evolving PrEP modalities, congenital syphilis management and prevention, and complications of gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Who We Are

The CAPTC Clinical Program has been funded for over 30 years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC). Our faculty consists of physicians and nurses who are subject matter experts in the field of sexual health with extensive academic, clinical, and public health experience in STI control and response.

CAPTC also has a long-standing partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD Control Branch to deliver training on STI diagnosis and treatment to priority counties experiencing high rates of STIs. CDPH and CAPTC regularly collaborate on issuing statewide guidance related to STI screening/treatment and creating co-branded job aids and educational materials for providers throughout the state.

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Upcoming Trainings

Services Offered

Clinicians: Got a Tough STI Question?

We are a proud member of the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) Opens in a new tab operated by the NNPTC.

This service is intended for licensed healthcare professionals and STI public health program staff. We do not provide direct medical care, treatment planning or medical treatment services to individuals.


STI Clinical Resources

Access the latest STI guidelines and best practices for STI management geared towards practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals caring for patients with or at risk for STIs.

Online Learning and Trainings

Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.

Archived Webinars for Viewing

Search the list below of our previously recorded webinars, which can be viewed on-demand.

Live Webinars

Learn more about our upcoming live webinars.

In-Person Trainings

View the in-person trainings catalog and course descriptions below.*

*All In-Person Trainings are on hold due to COVID-19, please check this page for updates.

Clinical STI Trainings


2024 STI Clinical Update: San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)
Thursday, March 14, 2024 9:00AM-1:00PM (PDT) 3.75 CME units at no cost This half-day, hybrid event will provide important updates in the field of sexual health to help providers strengthen the delivery of STI prevention and care. Hear from local experts on STI epidemiology in San Francisco, updates on Doxy-PEP implementation, recognizing dermatologic manifestations of STIs, and a lively case panel.


STI Clinical Update Webinar – Introduction to Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis: A Phoenix IHS and CAPTC Event
STI Clinical Update Webinar – Introduction to Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis: A Phoenix IHS and CAPTC Event January 11, 2024 8:30AM-12:00PM (MST) Presented by CAPTC Clinical Faculty Recording available 2 weeks after the webinar. Please note: CME not available for viewing the webinar recording. Presenters: Learning Objectives: Describe the varied clinical manifestations of syphilis in […]


STI Clinical Update Humboldt County-Addressing the Rise of Syphilis: A Review of Clinical Management of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis for Health Care Providers 
Presented by Drs. Kathleen Jacobson and Wyatt Hanft December 5, 2023 Learning Objectives: Apply California’s expanded syphilis screening recommendations. Describe the stages of syphilis and the recommended treatment and follow up for people with syphilis. Compare the traditional and reverse algorithm for syphilis screening.

In-Person Training

Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens
Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens Thursday, November 2, 2023 2:00-5:00PM (PDT) The course begins with a fifteen minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and interpretation vaginal wet mount (VWM) for common causes of vaginitis This will be followed by a fifteen minute video that details through […]


California Mpox Update for Healthcare Providers – October 2023
CDPH continues to see statewide Mpox activity, including a large cluster in Los Angeles County. This webinar, presented by the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC), features CDPH’s Mpox Clinical and Epidemiology teams, who will provide a clinical update and epidemiological overview of Mpox, and discuss new research findings relevant to primary care and other healthcare providers, including data on transmission, vaccine equity, and vaccine effectiveness. A question-and-answer session will follow.


STI Clinical Update Webinar #EverythingChlamydia
Monday, July 31, 2023 from 12:00PM-1:15PM (PDT) Presented by Drs. Kurtis Mohr and Rosalyn Plotzker Chlamydia is an STI that can manage to damage our body in oh so many places. Watch this webinar to learn Everything about this “cloaked” assailant: from stats & numbers, to pathophys’, fevers, chills, and burning whiz! Plus screening, treatment & prevention, of course!