Certified Holistic Sex Educator™️ Training Program

HSET: Certified Holistic Sex Educator™️ Training Program

ISEE was born with the idea of wedding the principles of body-mind with solid academics.  What makes ISEE different? We approach things with the whole student in mind. Your personal growth is as important to us as your academic growth and your professional success, and it shows in our graduates, who are sought after for their superior training and integrity. For more in depth information about the program and its philosophy, please watch the video and  then examine the learning paths below. HSET is the ISEE’s best training for sex educators, whether you are new and experienced. It includes approximately 200 AASECT-approved* hours of training in Holistic Sex Education, and offers all educational requirements for certification with ISEE and AASECT*.  You will have some of the best practitioners in the field as teachers and supervisors (optional). Our embodied approach uses a holistic and intersectional lens, and is backed by research for superior learning and integration. You can watch the video below for more information (for accessibility please download transcript here, or watch on YouTube for captions). You can pay all at once, by Learning Path, or by monthly payment plan.  To become a Certified Holistic Sex Educator (CHSE), please add supervision (see below).

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What and How You Will Learn

This program has 3 parts: 1) On-Demand Learning 2) Streaming-Live Classes 3) Supervision (see below)

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Learning Paths 1 -7 are self-paced, on-demand webinars and The Streaming Learning Path has classes that happen twice yearly.

  • If you purchase the program in full, you will have 2 years to complete it. 
  • If you purchase LP's individually, each expires 60 days after purchase. They can be started at any time.  
  • We strongly recommend taking each recorded Learning Path in order.
  • We strongly recommend beginning the streaming classes after Learning path 1.

Learning Path 1: Lay of the Land

  • Erotophobia: Cultural Impacts. CE: 1.5
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexological Anatomy. CE: 3
  • Revolution: New Ideas in Gender & Orientation. CE: 3
  • A History of Sexology. CE: 3.5
  • Professional Presentation Skills. CE: 6.5
  • The Myth of Sex Addiction: A Conversation with David Ley. CE: 1
  • Professional Communication Skills. CE: 3

ISEE strongly recommends completing LP1 before attending the SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment class)

Total Recorded Webinars: 8

CE/Hours: 23.5

Learning Path 2: Knowing Your Maps

  • When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions. CE: 7.5
  • Responsive Desire: The Science Behind Come as you are. CE: 1

Total Recorded Webinars: 2

CE/Hours: 8.5

Learning Path 3: Stocking Your Backpack

  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Development. CE: 3
  • Twenty-Something to Fifty: Adult Sexual Development. CE: 1.5
  • Silver Sex: Treasures in Sex and Aging. CE: 3
  • Ethics as a Dialog: Understanding the AASECT Code of Conduct. CE: 3
  • Polyamory 101. CE: 2
  • Sexual Coercion. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 6

CE/Hours: 15.5

Learning Path 4: Using Your Tools

  • Intersections of Sex and Technology. CE: 3.5
  • Sex Research: Reading it, Understanding it, and Putting it to use. CE: 3
  • Troubleshooting Pleasure: Orgasm, Sensual Play and Sex Toys. CE: 3.5
  • Ethics Take-Home Course. CE: 4
  • Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 17

Learning Path 5: New Lands and People

  • Perfect Until Cut: The Life of an Intersex Activist. CE: 1
  • Sex & Psych: The Positives and Pitfalls of Psychiatric Issues in Sexuality. CE: 6
  • Osunality: African Eroticism and Non-Phallocentric Sex. CE: 1
  • Muslim Sex Ed: Approaching the Practices of Sex Therapy and Education with North American Muslim People. CE: 1.5
  • Sex Positive Christianity: A Method for Healing. CE: 1.5
  • Demystifying Sex Work. CE: 2

Total Recorded Webinars: 6

CE/Hours: 13

Learning Path 6: Taking Care of the Body

  • Safer Sex & STIs for Professionals: Contraception, Prevention, and Sexual Decision Making. CE: 4
  • Pregnancy and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • Sex on the Spectrum: An Overview of Autism and Sexuality. CE: 2
  • Sex Under the Influence: Substance Abuse and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • SexAbility: The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-Being. CE: 3.5

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 15.5

Learning Path 7: Traveling with Partners

  • The Tantra of Conversation. CE: 1
  • Surrogate Partner Therapy, an Introduction. CE: 1
  • Daddy Doms and “Littles": Power Dynamics and Age Play. CE: 2
  • Principles of Sex Research Take-Home Course. CE: 12
  • Love 1A. CE: 3
  • How Do I Tell You? Sexual Communication Skills. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 22

Live-Streaming Learning Path

Live-Streaming Classes are offered 2 times per year. You have the power to schedule yourself for times that work for YOU! These classes are not recorded. Participation is required. Classes are facilitated via Zoom. To view our schedule of upcoming streaming courses please click HERE.

  • SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment). CE: 16.5
  • Sex & Culture: Exploring Intersectionality in the Practice of Sex Education & Sex Therapy. CE: 6
  • Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills. CE: 6
  • Pleasure: Everything You Need to Know. CE: 6
  • Sex & Power: BDSM 101. CE: 6
  • Sacred Sexuality. CE: 6
  • Embodied Homework for Sexual Partners and Holistic Sex Ed Students. CE: 3
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexuality & Trauma: Healing Through Embodiment. CE: 6
  • The Exceptional Educator: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 18 (ISEE Recommends taking Exceptional Educator at the end of their program)
  • Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing. CE: 3

Total Live-Streaming Classes: 11

CE/Hours: 78.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are purchasing this Learning Path as part of completing all requirements for HSET or HSTT, you will need to use this page as a reference to ensure you complete all requirements for certification, and you will need to purchase each streaming course separately. If you can, we strongly encourage you to buy the full program up front, as this will save you hundreds of dollars.

Total HSET classes & CE/Hours

Total Recorded Webinars: 36

Total Take-Home: 2

Total Recorded Webinar & Take-Home CE/Hours: 115
Total Streaming CE/Hours: 78.5

Total Professional Consultation & Mentoring: 16

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 209.5

Certified Holistic Sex Educator™️ Training Program $5,500

3 Ways to Pay

1) If tuition is paid in full, save $300 over individual purchase


2) If you prefer to pay as you go, you may purchase by Learning Path by clicking on each Learning Path in the table above.


3) Monthly payment plans are also available, which spaces out the costs. Please apply by clicking Enroll below and we will contact you.


4) For equity and recognition of the importance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color) leaders in the fields of sexuality, $250 scholarships are available. Please contact us for information.

Some international discounts are available, please contact us for information.




Supervision

HSET offers 16 hours of group supervision with an AASECT Certified Supervisor*. Supervision will help you to improve your sex education practice, or build a plan for how to educate.

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Add Therapy Skills: Dual-Enrollment Program

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If you want to add valuable counseling and therapy skills to your Certified Holistic Sex Educator™️ Training program, you can opt for the dual-enrollment program. Dual Enrollment students have additional classes that offer therapeutic training and knowledge. 


  • These classes do not qualify a person without a mental health degree to be a therapist or sex therapist.
  • They are also perfect for medical and healthcare professionals who counsel clients or patients as part of their practice.
  • Dual-Enrollment students are given an extra 6 months to complete their program.

Therapy Classes Addition

Therapy Classes Addition

  • Alternative Lovestyles: Working with Polyamorous Clients. CE: 3
  • Working with Kinky Clients. CE: 2
  • Theory and Methods of Sex Therapy. CE: 12
  • The Exceptional Therapist: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Therapy. CE:16.5
  • Common Issues in Couples and Partners Sex Therapy. CE: 6


CE/Hours: 39.5

Investment: $995

SWEET: Sexual Wellness Education and Enlightenment Training Certificate

SWEET is a fully self-paced, 92-hour, online, holistic sexual wellness program for anyone who wants superior learning in topics of sexuality. There are no prerequisites and the program can be started immediately.
  • SWEET Learners can purchase the full certificate program or buy by learning path. Purchasing the full program saves money.
  • This program is recorded and classes can be watched at any time, from any place in the world. 
  • SWEET can be accessed from various devices, including smartphones.
  • A training certificate is provided upon completion.

SWEET Curriculum:

Learning Path 1: SWEET Beginnings

  • Erotophobia: Cultural Impacts. CE: 1.5
  • Principles of Holistic Sex Education. CE: 2
  • Sexological Anatomy. CE: 3
  • Revolution: New Ideas in Gender & Orientation. CE: 3
  • Sexual Attitude Self Assessment (SASE). CE: 5

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 14.5

Learning Path 2: SWEET Body

  • When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions. CE: 7.5
  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Development. CE: 3
  • Silver Sex: Treasures in Sex and Aging. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 3

CE/Hours: 13.5

Learning Path 3: SWEET Society

  • A History of Sexology. CE: 3.5
  • Professional Presentation Skills. CE: 6.5
  • Cultural Considerations and Self-Reflection in Human Sexuality. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 3

CE/Hours: 13

Learning Path 4: SWEET Talk

  • Ethics as a Dialog: Understanding the AASECT Code of Conduct. CE: 3
  • Sexual Coercion. CE: 3
  • How Do I Tell You? Sexual Communication Skills. CE: 2.5
  • Pleasure in Brief: A Mini-Exploration Into Sex & Pleasure. CE: 3

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 11.5

Learning Path 5: SWEET Variety

  • Polyamory 101. CE: 2
  • BDSM Nuts and Bolts. CE: 3
  • Troubleshooting Pleasure: Orgasm, Sensual Play and Sex Toys. CE: 3.5

Total Recorded Webinars: 3

CE/Hours: 8.5

Learning Path 6: SWEET Skills

  • Intersections of Sex and Technology. CE: 3.5
  • Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators. CE: 3
  • Homework for Partners. CE: 1

Total Recorded Webinars: 3

CE/Hours: 7.5

Learning Path 7: SWEET Health

  • Safer Sex & STIs for Professionals: Contraception, Prevention, and Sexual Decision Making. CE: 4
  • Pregnancy and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • Sex Under the Influence: Substance Abuse and Sexuality. CE: 3
  • SexAbility: The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-Being. CE: 3.5
  • Sex and Trauma CE: 2.5

Total Recorded Webinars: 5

CE/Hours: 16

Learning Path 8: SWEET Partners

  • The Tantra of Conversation. CE: 1
  • Surrogate Partner Therapy, an Introduction. CE: 1
  • Love 1A. CE: 3
  • Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills. CE: 2.5

Total Recorded Webinars: 4

CE/Hours: 7.5

Total classes & CE/Hours

Total Courses: 30
Total CE/Hours: 92

Investment: USD $2,500

SWEET learners can also purchase the learning paths individually. 

Upon enrollment, learners may attend Zoom office hours with the faculty to support their journey. Learners can print out certificates for each class on the go!

Who are the Holistic Sex Education Training Programs for?

  • Educators, coaches, teachers, faculty, adjunct, deans, chancellors, etc.
  • International learners
  • Health/medical care professionals
  • Clergy, religious or spiritual practitioners
  • Yoga instructors
  • Massage therapists
  • Tantra practitioners
  • Anyone serving the community
  • Anyone wanting to explore their identities and how they intersect with sexuality
  • Doulas/midwives/birthing professionals
  • Content creators, bloggers, and influencers
  • Adult-product sales associates, educators, owners, etc.
  • Social workers, counselors, therapists
  • Activists
  • Authors
  • Researchers
  • People who run retreats and workshops
  • Anyone who wants superior knowledge and information about human sexuality

We see you, we care about you. Be part of the ISEE Community!

ISEE has great opportunities for students to network and learn from each other. You will be welcomed into our Mighty Networks student and alumni social network, weekly peer-to-peer presentations (Webinar Wednesdays), and other online or in-person events.

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About AASECT Certification*

AASECT membership is not a requirement for our program, but AASECT CE’s are offered for those who want them. You do not have to want, or apply for, AASECT membership to enroll in any of our programs.

The Holistic Sex Education Training Program includes all Sex Education Training hours (Core Knowledge, Skills Training and SAR)  required by AASECT.  HSET provides access to supervision by an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor at a discounted rate.


The SWEET program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 92 CE credits that may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. 


ISEE is an approved organizational provider of AASECT CE’s, Provider #11-113-C. Attainment of AASECT CE’s does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please see http://aasect.org or contact [email protected]

If you are located in the United States, you must be 18 years or older to enroll.

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