There are a variety of educational opportunities for physicians and other health care professionals to learn more about FABMs and their applications in health and disease. We will highlight upcoming opportunities here and we encourage all health care professionals who care for women and men of reproductive age to consider pursuing some of the opportunities to enhance their understanding of FABMs.

Also, we would like to facilitate opportunities for students and residents to learn more about FABMs and their clinical applications.   If you are willing to offer observerships or electives, please complete this brief survey.

1. Cervical Mucus Methods

Billings Ovulation Method

The American Academy of Family Physicians has approved us for 22.75 CMEs for our Billings Ovulation Method Teacher Trainings from September 10, 2015 – September 10, 2016. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Teacher Training opportunities will be posted here as they become available.

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If you are interested in having a training in your city, please email us at

To register for one of the trainings or to ask questions Please contact us at: or by phone: 651-699-8139 (CST)

Creighton Model FertilityCare System

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and the new women’s health science of NaProTechnology have been developed through a research and education effort coordinated and directed by Thomas W, Hilgers, MD, director of Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University Medical Center.

Creighton Model FertilityCare System Programs include FertilityCare Practitioner and Medical Consultant Programs.  For more information, please go to:

Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction - Ob/Gyn Fellowship

The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction under the direction of Thomas W. Hilgers, MD, has established a one-year fellowship training program in Medical and SurgicalNaProTECHNOLOGY.

The course is designed to train the interested postgraduate obstetrician-gynecologist in areas related to natural fertility regulation, reproductive endocrinology and surgery, and its many applications that are described in the medical textbook, The Medical and Surgical Practice of NaProTECHNOLOGY. A research project will be mandatory for the completion of this fellowship program.

2. Sympto-Thermal Methods

Couple to Couple League

Interested healthcare professionals are welcome to attend one of our classes or receive access to our teacher training.  Please contact Michael Manhart  at

3. Sympto-Hormonal Methods

Marquette University College of Nursing

Marquette University College of Nursing offers an online Natural Family Planning (NFP) teacher training program for health professionals (i.e., professional nurses, physicians, and physician assistants).  The program provides a total of 51 CMEs through the Medical College of Wisconsin and 51 continuing education hours through the Wisconsin Nurses Association.

This on-line asynchronous, self-paced immersion program is made up of three components: 1) a core NFP theory course, 2) a NFP teacher training application course and 3) a NFP medical applications course. After completing the core course, participants can elect to take the NFP teacher training components, the NFP medical application components or both. Evidence based protocols and case studies assist participants to help women and couples monitor their fertility for the purpose of avoiding or achieving pregnancy and for managing fertility related health problems within their scope of practice.

Cost of Program:

Core course and Teacher Training = $500.00

Core course and Medical Applications = $500.00

Core course, Teacher Training and Medical Applications = $750

Medical or Nursing students: $100 per course.

Natural Family Planning: Theory and Application

NFP Teacher Training for Health Professionals

Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning:

4. Standard Days Method

The Standard Days method is easy to incorporate into your practice and your patient visits. Please feel free to download the patient care handout for this method here It is also available in Spanish.