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HIV/AIDS Continuing Education for Health Professionals

State Licensure Requirements

Many licensure boards in Kentucky require continuing education on HIV/AIDS (please check with your licensure board for specifics).  The Cabinet for Health and Family Services' list of courses approved to meet this licensure requirement can be found here.

As of June 24, 2015, the HIV/AIDS education CME is no longer required for Kentucky physicians.  See

Click here for the CHFS-sponsored HIV/AIDS Course on TRAIN.ORG for all Health Care Personnel (free CME).

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Workshops

Kentucky law requires HIV test counselors to be trained in the Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling. Space is limited in these full-day workshops. To participate, follow these steps:

  1. Complete this survey to advise us that you need training.
  2. Create an account on if you don't already have one.
  3. Take the online prerequisite course #1021131 on KY.TRAIN (3.6 hours) (general information on HIV).
  4. Take the online prerequisite course #1054132 on KY.TRAIN (3.0 hours) (preparatory courses on HIV counseling).
  5. Take the online prerequisite courses #1052459 and #1052460 (courses on rapid HIV testing)
  6. Find a workshop in your area and register.

Training on the use of rapid HIV tests involves taking the appropriate KY.TRAIN module listed below. These modules require that you successfully run a set of rapid test kit controls in the presence of your testing supervisor. Ask which type of rapid test your agency is using to determine which module you will need.

Kentucky Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program

In direct response to Senate Bill 192 enacted during the 2015 regular legislative session, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has published guidelines for local health departments implementing Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Programs (HRSEP).

SB 192 impacts KRS 218A.500/510 


Kentucky's New HIV Hotline

Kentucky HIV Hotline 844-294-2448


24 Hours

Staffed by healthcare professionals

Free to public


Last Updated 4/20/2017