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Expedited Partner Therapy

Enrollment for this course is currently closed.

Enroll now to learn about the benefits of and best practices for providing expedited partner therapy to your patients in order to reduce the transmission of STIs.

About this Independent Study   

This activity was originally released on October 29, 2021 and is available for continuing education credit until October 28, 2025. :Last reviewed October 2023. Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to increase despite years-long prevention efforts to stem the transmission of undiagnosed infection. Historically, institutional barriers have contributed to limiting access to testing and treatment services. Prevention strategies, like Expedited Partner Therapy or EPT, are interventions aimed at the community level and have demonstrated successful outcomes. EPT is an effective practice that can impact the epidemic by making it possible for providers to reach exposed partners who are unable or unwilling to come to the clinic. EPT is endorsed by the CDC and many health organizations, like the Texas Medical Association. 

Express legal permission was granted in 2009 to provide expedited partner therapy in Texas. This eLearning module will provide learners with information regarding the benefits of and best practices for providing EPT to their clients. The module also provides updated guidance from the CDC about gonorrhea treatment and EPT. 

Who Should Take This Course  

Physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, LVN/LPNs, clinic administrators.  

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to… 

  1. Define Expedited Partner Therapy, 
  2. Discuss the benefits of Expedited Partner Therapy, 
  3. Describe eligible candidates for Expedited Partner Therapy, 
  4. Implement EPT eligibility and medication guidance in their practice 

Completing This Course   

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:   

  • Completing the entire online course 
  • Completing the online evaluation   
  • Completing the certificate request 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)  

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1 contact hour(s) will be awarded. 

Continuing Education for Social Workers (SW)

This activity provides Social Work hours. Upon completion of the activity and submission of the certificate request form, 1 hour will be provided.

Cardea Services has been an approved provider of continuing education credits by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #1682.

Registration & Fees 

The eLearning course is free of charge.  


The planners and presenters of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.    


This training is made possible with funding through Texas Department of State Health Services. 

We also give special thanks to the Denver Prevention Training Center for providing subject matter expertise on the content of this training.  

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
CNE Independent Study
Social Work (SW) TX
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