Who Can Teach?
The method is designed with accessibility in mind. All you need is:
Completion of a Boston Cross Check™ Method course with a certified BCC instructor.
Six months personal use of BCC.
Completion of the application process consisting of application form and online interview.
How do I become certified?
Initial certification comes in two easy stages, with a third stage to ensure that our teachers remain current with the latest information and support. Successful completion of the instructional stage and supervised practicum leads to certification in BCC. Completion of the two initial stages usually takes about 12 months, with the third stage consisting of annual renewal.
Stage I: Instructional
The web-based instructional program for teacher certification includes a digital manual, readings, slide presentations, practice charts, case studies, online and offline activities, and a final written exam. This phase involves about 40 hours of self-paced work.
Topics in the instructional stage include:
BCC Methodology for Special Circumstances
Use of Hormonal Testing Devices
Marriage and Family Planning Trends
Instructional Methods and Conducting Follow-up
Introduction to Catholic teaching regarding marriage and marital sexuality (required for additional certification through the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.)*
Stage I Fees
Prospective teachers may pursue certification either as individuals or as couples.
Individual Fee for Stage I: $600
Couple Fee for Stage I: $700
Fees may be paid upfront or split into two installments.
Resources fee: approximately $50, due upfront.
Stage II: Practicum
The practicum stage is intended to provide experience with teaching the method under the guidance of an expert, currently certified instructor.
Instructors seeking BCC certification must complete supervised training of 4 couples, 2 in normal cycles and 2 in the postpartum transition.
Instructors seeking certification from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops must teach another two couples under supervision.
Stage II Fees
As with Stage I, instructors may pursue certification either individually or as a couple. The fee is the same for individuals and for couples.
Method Instructional Program: $200/client x 2 = $400
Postpartum Program:: $350/client x 2 = $700
Fees are collected on a per-client basis, and due at the commencement of work with that client.
Stage III: Renewal
The Renewal Stage provides for annual required instructor ongoing education, consults on client cases, technical support and instructor listing on the BCC website.
Stage III Fees
Individual/Couple fee: $100, due annually
*The BCC certification program and its content meet the national standards for NFP Teacher Training Programs of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Program participants do not need to be of any particular faith background to teach the method.