Respecting Choices First Steps® Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification Course

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Nurses, Care Managers, Case Managers, Social Workers, Clergy, Nurse Practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who assist with Advanced Care Planning.


This workshop is now being offered as a Live Webinar only.

This workshop is jointly provided by Charlotte AHEC and Your Care, Your Choice.

"First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification" training is designed to help participants learn the skills needed to facilitate foundational (i.e., First Steps) ACP discussions with any adult.

Because Advance Care Planning (ACP) is not a "one size fits all" discussion, ACP facilitators are needed to have discussions with patients at different stages of health and in different venues of care. ACP facilitators add value to an organization and community and are central to any program’s success. The value of the facilitator role is demonstrated through:

• Timely and appropriate referrals for advance care planning services
• The informed decisions patients and families are assisted in making
• The overwhelmingly positive patient and family satisfaction with this service
• Professional competence and confidence in providing skilled facilitation and delivering care that is consistent with a patient’s goals, values and beliefs

Workshop Prerequisites
1. Complete the Respecting Choices First Steps® ACP Facilitator Online Core Curriculum*;
2. Complete “practice” Advance Directive document; submit to Instructor for review (this will be returned to participant);
3. Attempt to have an ACP conversation with a loved one or close friend. You will be asked to share what you learned from this personal exercise.

*Registration fees include the required online curriculum, as well as the Live Webinar workshop.

Upon completion of registration, participants will receive a "key" to access the online curriculum.

If you have taken Respecting Choices Last Steps within the last 2 years, please contact Rachel Ford at 704-512-6038 for special pricing.

Respecting Choices is a division of C-TAC Innovations.
The term “certification,” as used in Respecting Choices educational programs and products, means that Respecting Choices issues a certificate upon fulfillment of the
following elements:
1) completion of a specified Respecting Choices educational program with standardized content
and processes;
2) successful demonstration of skills associated with the specified program; and
3) if applicable, an 80 percent or higher score on a written examination associated with the specified program.

Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page


  • Identify communication skills for facilitating First Steps advance care planning conversations.
  • Create strategies to transfer individual goals, values, and preferences to a written plan.
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating First Steps ACP conversations through role-play exercises.
  • Become certified as a First Steps ACP Facilitator through final competency role-play demonstration.


Kimberly A Schnitzler, MSN, RN


Richard W Durham, Jr., M.Div., BCC, Catherine Hall, MSW
Nov 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
0.70 - CEU
7.00 - Contact Hours
7.00 - CNE Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Nov 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Registration- Includes "key" for required online modules; workshop, curriculum notebook, and lunch
CNE Contact Hours
Contact Hours