Frequently Asked Questions About the Prevention Training Center


What is the Southeast STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (SE PTC)?

The Southeast STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is part of a CDC-funded network that provides advanced technical training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of STDs and the Prevention of HIV to practicing clinicians and sexual health professionals in the Southeastern region of the United States.

The SE PTC provides live and virtual training in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The design of our curriculum provides opportunities for didactic and experiential trainings for various audiences. No matter your tenure, the SE PTC offers training to meet your needs!

How much does it cost to take a course?

Some of our courses have a registration fee that can be found within the course listings. Online credit card payment is available. Fees may also be paid by check. The SE PTC accepts cash for in-person events. Cash payments can be paid on the day of a course. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to:

Southeast STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Infectious Diseases
ZRB 204
703 19th Street S.
Birmingham, AL 35294

Who should register for our courses:

Our target audience consists of public and private health care professionals who examine and treat individuals at risk for STDs/HIV. We also extend our course invitations to non-clinical professionals working in STI/HIV prevention related fields. Applicants include individuals who work in family planning, adolescent health, women’s health, primary care, urgent care, or community health centers. (Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse midwives, Nurses, Disease Intervention Specialists (D.I.S.), Case Management, Family Planning, Academic Counselors, Social Workers, etc.)

How can I apply for a course?

Participants may register for courses using our online registration system. Participants must use a unique e-mail address to register. We accept applications in the order in which we receive them, though priority will be given to clinical providers. If a course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a slot becomes available. 

Am I accepted to the course as soon as I complete the registration process?

Unfortunately, no. Due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot accept all individuals that apply. We accept applications in the order in which we receive them, though priority will be given to clinical providers. Many of our courses have a pre-determined capacity to create a conducive learning environment for the duration of the course. We encourage you to register early, but before the closing registration deadline provided in the course details. 

Due to the limited class sizes, please inform the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration for any reason.

How will I know if I’m accepted to a course?

If you are accepted to a course, you will receive confirmation email from the NNPTC registration system. 

Are there CME/CNE offered with the courses?

Continuing Education is available for many of the PTC courses. Please read the course description carefully to determine if your selection is offering credit.

Cancellation Policy

If you can no longer attend, please contact southeastptc@uabmc.edu. Cancellation must be made within 36 hours of the course date. Participants who cancel a registration within the 36-hour window will receive a full refund for paid activities. 

If it is necessary for the PTC to cancel an event, registered participants will receive an email notification from the Program Coordinator. Refunds for paid activities will be issued between 7-14 business days.