Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Educators will be prepared to teach couples all they need to know to make informed decisions about their birth. As an instructor, you will learn how to teach the Birth Boot Camp classes in a way that is fun and engaging. Train with Birth Boot Camp to learn how to build a professional and satisfying business doing what you love!
December 13-16, 2021 | Online Training | Deadline – October 18th
February 6-8, 2022 | Oklahoma City, OK | In-Person Training | Deadline – December 12th
February 24-26, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT | In-Person Training | Deadline – December 30th
March 18-20, 2022 | Dallas, TX | In-Person Training | Deadline – January 21st
April 20-22, 2022 | Dallas, TX | In-Person Training | Deadline – February 23rd
June 7-9, 2022 | Alexandria, VA | In-Person Training | Deadline – April 12th
June 9-11, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN | In-Person Training | Deadline – April 14th
June 10-12, 2022 | Greenville, SC | In-Person Training | Deadline – April 15th
July 8-10, 2022 | Tampa, FL | In-Person Training | Deadline – May 13th
September 22-24, 2022 | Denver, CO | In-Person Training | Deadline – July 28th
November 7-9, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT | In-Person Training | Deadline – September 12th
November 11-13, 2022 | Austin, TX | In-Person Training | Deadline – September 16th
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How to Become a Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Educator
The registration form will take approximately 10 minutes. When choosing which workshop you would like to attend, keep in mind that the reading, movies, study modules, etc. are to be completed before your workshop. You will leave your workshop certified and ready to teach!
*Completing the study modules, attending the training, and passing the exam are all required before becoming certified. If you do not pass the exam, you will be required to retake it in 8 weeks and pay a $100 fee.
Early Bird Price – Pay $895 ($295 certification fee and $600 training fee) All fees due 3 months prior to the workshop.
Regular Price – Pay $995 ($330 certification fee and $665 training fee) All fees due 30 days prior to the workshop.
There are two payments that will need to be made.
1) The Certification Fee is paid to Birth Boot Camp during your registration to begin the program.
2) The Training Fee is paid separately to the Instructor Trainer who will be conducting the workshop you choose to attend.
After completing the registration form and paying your certification fee, you will receive an email with a few documents to sign including our Policies & Procedures, Photo Release, Code of Conduct, Scope of Practice, and Non Compete Agreement. Please let us know if you have any questions about these.
Training Requirements/Study Modules
After completing your registration you will receive access to our online portal where you’ll find your modules as well as the Comprehensive Childbirth Class. You will receive an email with a username and password to log-in and complete your modules. Keep in mind that all of the modules must be complete before your in-person training.
Module 1 – Reading List
- Hearts and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Elizabeth Davis
- Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach by Henci Goer & Am Romano
- The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by Dr. Sears
- The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Dr. Sears (Required chapters: 1,3,14,15)
- Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett (there is an audiobook option)
- Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America by Theresa Morris
- The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America’s Baby Experts by Dr. Sears (there is an audiobook option)
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Module 2 – Childbirth Education
Watch Birth Boot Camp’s online Comprehensive Childbirth Class and answer the questions in the Childbirth Education document. You will be given access to the Comprehensive Class as part of your training.
Module 3 – Acronyms
Download the Acronyms document in your training portal and write down what each acronym stands for.
Module 4 – Vocabulary
Download the Vocabulary document in your training portal and define each word.
Module 5 – Movies
Module 6 – Community Resources
Compile a list of local resources that will benefit your clients.
Module 7 – Birth Observations
Observe 2 different births and record your experience.
We are so excited to have you join us as a Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Educator!
Covid-19 has made it difficult for trainees to attend their required birth observations. We are being very lenient about this requirement. We still want you to reach out to those in your community to try and find births to attend. Keep in contact with your trainer and let her know how things are going with this requirement. If needed, we can grant an extension so that you can complete this after attending the training workshop. Be sure to contact us with any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a registered applicant desires to change their original specified training date, a $250 fee will be applied. This fee must be paid in order to reserve the applicant’s spot in the newly chosen workshop. If it is not possible for a trainee to attend an in-person workshop, we do offer online workshops.
What is your personal life like? Do you have a newborn? Small children? Do you have a job outside the home? Do you have a lot of obligations?
Are you a fast reader? Are you familiar with the material? Are you already a birth professional? These are the people who are able to get through the workload within the deadline of 8 weeks before the workshop.
If you are brand new to birth work, are a slow reader, have a busy personal life, or have small children, you might need 4-6 months to complete the pre-workshop reading and study modules.
- Set realistic goals for yourself. Enjoy the journey of getting certified. Remember, the more prepared you are coming to the workshop, the better equipped you will be to help couples work towards their amazing births.
Laptop/ipad for note taking and for the online exam, 2 bed pillows, comfortable clothing, a jacket or sweater, your own snacks and beverages
Keep in mind that there is a significant amount of work involved in this training. After your application has been approved, allow yourself plenty of time to complete all certification requirements. The study modules must be submitted three business days before the workshop. Certification should be completed within one year of applying.
Recertification is due each year at the end of March. The fee for recertification is $150. We include several requirements that will help you develop as a childbirth educator as well as grow your business.
Yes, instructors may be certified through (approved) organizations, as long as there is not a conflict of interest in your classes. We do expect our instructors to teach and use Birth Boot Camp materials when a class has been advertised as such, and only in such instances. For example, you may not use Birth Boot Camp materials (written, video, or otherwise) for a non-Birth Boot Camp class. We believe that our materials and support are the best in the industry and you will not feel the need to have or continue with another CBE certification.
We encourage long-term breastfeeding and want nursing mothers to be included. Training, however, is intensive and requires long hours and a quiet room, so that all who have invested their time and money can hear and participate. Training also requires that all be able to participate in relaxation and various other floor exercises. If you are nursing a baby or child you must have someone with you who can bring your baby to you and take them out of the training room when they are done feeding. This enables both the nursing mother and others in attendance to maximize their workshop experience.
Yes! Ongoing, daily support can be found on the Instructor/Doula Facebook Group. Our wonderful childbirth educators and doulas have formed an amazing support system there. Headquarters and members of the Advisory Board are available by email, at any time. We are thankful for our instructors and do all that we can to help and support them!
In addition, Birth Boot Camp is hosting a company-wide retreat every three years with the purpose of providing new information and helping Birth Boot Camp instructors and doulas stay motivated and excited about their birth business. Fees are kept to a minimum. You will not regret making an effort to be at every single Birth Boot Camp retreat.