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FAQs

How long does the program take and when can I start?

The Justisse College HRHP program is a two (2) year on-line distance learning program. The HRHP Trainee is given regular support and follow-up from two Justisse College faculty. Those who do not live locally can be served through video conferencing platforms (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Messenger),  telephone, and other means of long distance and electronic communication.

Start dates:

  • May 1st (application deadline March 15th)
  • October 1st (application deadline August 15th)

How much study is involved for the Justisse HRHP trainee?

The HRHP Training course is an online program that requires self directed study combined with regular support from assigned faculty using webinar platforms. Between meetings with faculty the student is expected to engage with the curriculum online and accomplish certain tasks.

Student can expect to devote 20 to 25 hours of focused time per week to studies and the development of a Justisse HRHP practice.

How much support does the Justisse HRHP trainee get from Justisse HRHP program faculty?

Each student is assigned two faculty for their training. They meet twice monthly with their core curriculum trainer, and twelve times with their Justisse Method charting trainer. Faculty direct the student's study and support them in achieving the goals necessary to finish the course work. 

Are there group learning opportunities? 

There are regular group learning opportunities through Justisse Practitioners Association (JuPA) online continuing education events. All Justisse students and graduates are invited to a HRHP FaceBook group.

During training, how do I contact Justisse HRHP program faculty?

Contact is made with students by email, phone, and webinar platform modes of communication. Where students and faculty share the same location then face-to-face meetings may be arranged.

With what sorts of assignments, assessments, projects and other learning modalities does the program engage the HRHP trainees?

Learning opportunities come in a variety of ways. Learning takes place using the following modalities: 1) reading texts (books and on-line course material),  2) assessments in the form of research papers, response journals, multiple choice and short answer exams, recorded presentations, case management reports, and other project oriented reports, 3) one-on-one training and feedback sessions with faculty. Students are encouraged to complete their assignments in a fashion that will serve them later in their HRHP Practice. 

Are there scholarships, grants, private funding, or bursaries available? 

Justisse College is a non-profit organization operating on a small budget. Historically we have been generous, offering discounted tuition as we have been able. Currently, we are in the process of developing an ongoing scholarship and bursary program to be implemented in 2021. Assignment of financial support will be based on the applicant's demonstration of need and the quality of their plan and intention to implement the benefit of the HRHP training for the greater good of their community. Where possible, we encourage you to look for scholarship or funding in your community. The college will write letters of enrollment if needed for external funders.

What is the cost of the HRHP Training?

The tuition is $15,000 CAD, or $7,500.00 Canadian (CAD) each year of the 2 year program. Tuition is paid in Canadian dollars and the student is responsible for any bank fees for the cost of conversion from other currencies. Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to Canadian applicants only.

ANNUAL (yearly) TUITION OPTIONS

  • OPTION #1 FULL PAY: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + $7000.00 = $7500.00 paid in full on or before the start date.
  • OPTION 2: TWO INSTALLMENTS: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + two (2) payments of $3690.00 = $7880.00. The first payment is due on or before the start date, the second payment is due six (6) months after the start date.
  • OPTION 3: MONTHLY PAYMENTS: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + $7741.44 paid in twelve (12) monthly payments of $645.12 = total tuition of $8241.44. 

Is the HRHP Training Program an accredited program?

All graduates are certified by Justisse College, which has prestige within the fertility awareness education field, and is a recognized college by the Canadian government.

We are in the process of exploring accreditation through a college or university. However, this is a very lengthy, time consuming, and expensive project and is pursued as it is practical to do so. The HRHP Training Program is a pioneering project and its value for the community has as yet to be acknowledged by mainstream educators, education funders, or healthcare providers and educators. It is the hope of Justisse College that by persistence, from new and experienced HRHPs and educators that this may change with time. Certainly becoming a HRHP is an opportunity to be involved in a pioneering project and to perhaps be instrumental in bringing about such a change. Certainly being an HRHP is an opportunity to be a leader and innovator in women's sexual and reproductive health care. 

AFAP Certification IconAll Justisse HRHP graduates are automatically certified by the Association for Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP). AFAP is an international network of secular fertility awareness educators (FAE), and is the evolution of the Fertility Awareness Network (FAN) and FA Center, which were founded in 1981 by Barbara Feldman and currently overseen by Ilene Richman. AFAP aims to support its members having the opportunity to stay connected, share information, research, and clinical management. An AFAP committee oversees international certification guidelines for FAE’s.

What about issues of gender inclusivity, diversity, and social justice?

Justisse College is intentionally working to renovate all of our published materials (internal and external) such that they conform to current trends as regards sexual diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. This process requires careful thought, time, and expense to implement. Please be patient with our process. Feel free to notify us if you find anything that concerns you. Justisse College was founded in 1987 on the idea of justice and remains committed to inclusion, diversity and to serving all people with respect and integrity, as well as growing in understanding.

What sort of work can I get with an HRHP certificate?

Historically our pioneering graduates establish private fertility awareness and sexual reproductive health practices. Others have incorporated this vital education on women's reproductive health care in a variety of other fields that they work in, for example naturopathy, psychotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, body and movement therapy, and other holistic health practices.  Some graduates find ways to collaborate with other holistic care providers, for example becoming part of a care providing group in a naturopathic clinic, or birth control clinic or midwifery care clinic. There are no ready-made jobs for HRHPs, so working in the field requires some self-direction and creative entrepreneurship. The HRHP curriculum includes support for developing a successful HRHP practice.

How is the HRHP Training Program funded and operated? 

The HRHP Training Program is operated by Justisse College International as a not for profit Canadian corporation. Tuition funds cover administrative costs, faculty stipends. Most of the work of the college is pro-bono in the interest of supporting this pioneering work and to support reproductive justice. The administrative direction of the program is arrived at by consensus by the faculty-collaborators. Student and graduate feedback are always taken into consideration in making administrative decisions. Fundamentally, the operation of the HRHP Training Program is a work of love and devotion to the well-being of women and females. It is not and never intends to be a capitalistic undertaking, or an undertaking that exploits or commodifies a person's desire for fertility awareness education.

Can prerequisites be waived?

All prerequisites are required without exception, though previous non-traditional education is considered for equivalency at the discretion of the Justisse College Dean.

If I already have extensive sexual and reproductive health training and experience in the field, can I challenge the Justisse program?

For applicants who have extensive training or experience we work with them to accommodate enhancing their learning in the field of fertility awareness education. They are welcome to challenge the program if invited to do so.

Cost, Time for Completion, Commitment

HRHP Training Information Session Fee

FREE

Application & Orientation Fee

$295 CDN non-refundable processing fee

Tuition & Tax

$15,000 CAD, or $7,500.00 Canadian (CAD) each year of the 2 year program

ANNUAL TUITION OPTIONS
Tuition is paid in Canadian dollars and the student is responsible for any bank fees for the cost of conversion from other currencies. Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to Canadian applicants only.

OPTION #1 FULL PAY: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + $7000.00 = $7500.00 paid in full on or before the start date.

OPTION 2: TWO INSTALLMENTS: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + two (2) payments of $3690.00 = $7880.00. The first payment is due on or before the start date, the second payment is due six (6) months after the start date. 

OPTION 3: MONTHLY PAYMENTS: $500.00 Tuition Deposit + $7741.44 paid in twelve (12) monthly payments of $645.12 = total tuition of $8241.44.The tuition is $7,500.00 Canadian (CND) per year, for 2 years.

Texts

The cost of texts are not covered by tuition. Obtaining required texts is the HRHP Trainee's responsibly. Many texts can be purchased second hand. Some texts may be available through Justisse. All Justisse teaching materials are available wholesale.

Interest

Interest is applicable to any tuition paid in installments.

Commitment

The HRHP training program is equivalent to approximately fifteen (15) 3-credit Canadian University courses -- success requires commitment and focus. For USA students they can consider it a masters level training. Typically 20 to 25 hours per week is required for successful completion of the program. It is recommended that you only commit to one training program at a time in order to give it your full attention -- if you are already studying another program you may wish to wait until you have finished it before starting this one. 

Time to Complete

24 months year round (monthly extensions available at extra cost).

Those whose first language is not English receive an 3 month extension.