Step-by-Step Instructor Training
Birth Boot Camp is laid out differently than any other certification available. When you come to the training workshop, you will be almost done with your training, as it is the last step. We want everyone coming to the workshop “on the same page” by having completed the reading and study guide two weeks before the workshop begins. This makes the workshop run much smoother. Allow for plenty of time for you to complete your coursework before attending the workshop.
TO BECOME CERTIFIED: The Birth Boot Camp Instructor Training is designed for those who have had a natural birth without the use of pain medication,¹ have breastfed one child, preferably for at least 12 months, and have a desire to teach natural childbirth and attachment parenting techniques to expectant parents. Upon acceptance to the Birth Boot Camp training program, participants will complete the program requirements, attend the workshop and pass the certification exam before becoming certified.
Step-by-Step Process to Becoming a Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor.
The application will take approximately 30-45 minutes. When choosing which workshop you would like to attend, keep in mind that the reading and paperwork is to be completed before your workshop.
Once you are accepted, you will receive a call from Birth Boot Camp founder, Donna Ryan, to answer any questions you may have and walk you through the training process.
Pay your deposit for your chosen workshop. You may also choose to pay in full and receive a $25 discount.
Once your deposit is received via Paypal, you will be given limited access to the instructor website. You will receive your Pre-Certification Study Guide and book report forms. This will make reading much easier when you know what you are looking for. You will also receive a Training Checklist that will be helpful along your journey in becoming a BBCI. You will be put on a closed BBCI Pre-Certification Facebook group with other trainees. Here you will be able to communicate with other women on the same path to becoming an instructor. Roommates for the workshop can be found here, as well.
Once you received access to the study guide, you can begin working on it. Everyone is required to have all the books read and their study guide completed two weeks before their scheduled workshop. This allows the Certification Team the time to read through the study guides before the workshop begins, but it also allows you time to rest up! Having everyone “on the same page” at the workshop has allowed us time to cover how to teach the curriculum, not just the curriculum. There are many books to be read, and you will spend several hours typing your study guide. Most people need 6-9 months to complete the required work before the workshop. We know it’s a lot of work, but our instructors have been able to hit the ground running after their workshop because they truly “know their stuff.”
Your study guide, book reports, etc. are due two weeks before your workshop begins. This allows us time to review your work. While there is no grade, the more complete it is, the better you will do on your exam. All work must be completed in order to attend the workshop.*
In addition to your paperwork being due, your balance must also be paid two weeks before your workshop begins. If you need to postpone your workshop, a $100 administrative fee will be due at the time of change, in order to reserve your spot in a future workshop.
Attend all sessions of the workshop, including the final exam.
You will be notified within two weeks after the workshop as to the results of your exam. Upon passing**, you will receive your materials via Priority Mail, have full access to the instructor website, and be added to the Birth Boot Camp “Find a Live Class” webpage.
Book your first class!
* Exceptions made in attending the two births before the workshop. We understand this may be out of your control and the due date may fall after your designated workshop. Please communicate with the Instructor Certification Coordinator. While this requirement does need to be completed, there is flexibility with the dates.
** If you do not pass the exam, you will have up to eight weeks to retake it. There will be a $100 administrative fee, and you will need to hire a proctor at your own expense. He/she will mail the test back to the Instructor Certification Coordinator.