Clinical Skills Training Requirements

We welcome new facilities interested in hosting the IAFN Clinical Skills Training. All the information you need to get started is detailed below.

Priority Program Details

Facilities should review and pay careful attention to the curriculum. Priorities for this training include:

  • The course is scheduled to be a full 2-day session
  • The person coordinating the teaching/the primary trainer should have the IAFN SANE-A certification.
  • Live simulated patients (GTAs) should be utilized. Mannequins are only acceptable for the photography portion of the training.

Facility Responsibilities

  1. Have at least one IAFN SANE-A certified instructor coordinating the trainers and training
  2. Provide a minimum of one (1) Program offering in each calendar year that this Agreement remains in effect
  3. Verify each participant’s eligibility to participate in by confirming that the participant has completed a 40 hour SANE/SAFE didactic course on the care of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient. Documentation required will include a certificate of completion and an outline of didactic content provided during the course.
  4. Determine any charges to participants for attending.
  5. Manage registration, payment, and scheduling directly with participants.
  6. Provide classroom theory and practical instruction to participants, consistent with the curriculum provided by the IAFN.
  7. Support the quality of the program through appropriate quality monitoring systems
  8. Provide IAFN with a facility logo, dates, times, and locations of training as well as contact information (including email) for a primary contact.

What To Do Next

Email Be sure to include:

  • A note indicating your desire and ability to be a formal site.
  • Contact information, including email, for the primary contact.
  • A copy of the draft agreement. Use Microsoft Word track changes to note any changes to the contract. We will review your edits and coordinate changes with you.

Planning The Training

Send to IAFN:

  • Your organization Logo
  • Training dates/time/location. You may also include a website URL, prices, or other key details for potential attendees so we may post this information on our website.
  • Completed Bio/COI forms for your instructors. These are not only required for ANCC, but are also needed so we may create your student evaluation forms.
  • Completed Financial Disclosure Form for all prospective planners, faculty, and others who may control educational content.
  • Sample marketing fliers for approval.
  • Any advertisements for the Clinical Skills Training (flier, website, brochure, etc.) must contain this language: This offering has been approved for 16.0 nursing continuing education contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

After The Training

Students must sign in and attend both days of the course. Within 5 days after the training, the clinical site contact must email the completed attendance sheets to Failure to submit the documentation may result in an inability to receive continuing education contact hours.

Students must also complete an electronic evaluation after the course. IAFN will provide the URL for the evaluation prior to the training.

Students who have both signed in and have completed the evaluation will then receive their Certificate of Completion.


  1. Bio/COI form
  2. Financial Disclosure Form
  3. Agenda
  4. Clinical Skills Lab Curriculum
  5. Attendance Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can we use simulation mannequins instead of live models (GTAs)?
    Only for the digital photography portion. All other exam rooms/parts of the training must utilize a GTA.
  2. How much do we charge students for the training?
    This is dependent upon your costs, so a budget specific to your facility should be developed.
  3. What do we pay the GTA’s?
    There is no set amount. Payment can range from a flat fee (i.e.: $300/day) to a per speculum insertion rate (i.e.: $10/speculum). These are just examples.
  4. Where do we find the GTA’s?
    Consider reaching out to advocates, nurses, colleges and universities, or professional service providers.