POSTPONED - Further details coming soon!

At this hands-on, experiential certification training you will gain insight into the application of PREPs divorce-reducing 
skills and strategies. Our goal is for you to leave prepared to implement PREP 8.0 at retreat trainings, counseling/pastoral care, and educational workshops.


Cost: $775 - Call for group rates 
Venue: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego-La Jolla 
PREP Completion Certificate mailed post-training 
Optional: 18 hours of Continuing Education $45

Meet the master trainers:

Well known to U.S. military personnel, PREP Senior Master Trainers, Lawrence Ramos and Jeff Erlacher have trained thousands of chaplains, religious affairs specialists, family advocacy, fleet and family support, ACF federal grantees and many others over the past several years. 

San Diego in March… Who’s in? 

We are thrilled to announce another PREP 8.0 Military-Focused training for 2020. This time we go west.

Come join other chaplains and family service support personnel and learn PREP’s most current and thoughtful couple’s curriculum for use with our service members. 

Whether you need relationship material for weekend format trainings, working with couples in extended program formats, or using this for pastoral and couples counseling, 

PREP 8.0 can be adapted and modularized to suit a variety of needs. Come learn how. As an added bonus we will be on the home turf of many of our Navy and Marine Corps friends near La Jolla, CA—just north of San Diego.

So, whether you are from the area and wondered why we’ve never come to the west coast, or you are from another region and need a trip and training to shake off the winter, we think this will be a great opportunity to get PREP Certified. -Lawrence Ramos - PREP Master Trainer
After being in Charleston, SC and Denver, CO, it’s definitely time we showed the West Coast some attention. That’s why we’re pleased to be hosting the 2020 PREP 8.0 military-focused training in the San Diego area. Please join us in gorgeous La Jolla, CA (just north of San Diego) for three days of sun, fun, and PREP certification, March 24-26, 2020. 

This is our third such training with a focus on equipping you to deliver our most up-to-date couples curriculum in ways that make the most sense for military couples. Lawrence and I will provide insights from our years of working with military programs in each of the branches (as well as Guard & Reserves), discuss how to adapt the curriculum to meet your couples' needs, and discuss various ways of using PREP 8.0 materials and concepts in a military setting.

We know you’ll leave our time together with great insights and skills to help couples get and maintain a healthy relationship—as well as some great memories. 
-Jeff Erlacher - PREP Master Trainer

Reserve Your Lodging

The Embassy Suites 
by Hilton San Diego-La Jolla

4550 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 

Call Cory at 858.431.2015 to check on room availability.

Testimonials from previous military geared trainings:

"Jeff & Lawrence were great facilitators. The friendship/bond made the training/learning fun and comfortable. By far the best educational training I've attended..." 

I feel confident, as a trainer, I have the skillset to bring the program to my attendees.”

“I feel like the information is easy for our demographic to process and apply.”

“I have been to four trainings this past year – this experience was the most positive . . . not death by PowerPoint.”

 "...Content is solid, relatable."


After the training, to purchase 18 Hours of Continuing Education: