Certification Requirements

One thing that sets Birth Boot Camp apart is the different approach we have to instructor certification. All of our instructors finish the required reading and paperwork before they attend training. All of our birth instructors come to training with the same level of education and we dive right in teaching them how to teach!

All requirements must be completed prior to attending the natural birth teacher training workshop.

1. Apply for Birth Boot Camp Instructor training. Please apply as soon as possible, to ensure that your application is approved before you continue on with the requirements.

2. Once your application is approved, you may pay your Certification Fee to reserve your spot in a Training Workshop. When this payment has been received, you will be contacted by your Instructor Trainer. Your Training Fee will be paid to your Instructor Trainer. You will then be given access to the Study Modules (questions related to the reading and movie requirements), added to our Pre-certification Facebook group, and given limited access to our Instructor Website.

3. Read the assigned books and complete the Pre-Workshop Study Modules.

Reading List:


Sears & Sears, The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from Americas Baby Experts, 2013


Davis, Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition: A Midwifes Guide to Pregnancy and Birth , most recent edition

Goer, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, most recent edition

Sears, The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library), most recent edition

Newborn and Breastfeeding

Sears, The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library), {Required Chapters: 1, 3, 14, and 15} most recent edition

Mohrbacher, Kendall-Tackett, and Newman, Breastfeeding Made Simple, most recent edition

Special Circumstances

Morris, Cut it Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America


Born in the USA

Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret 

              American Circumcision – A Documentary Film

4. Observe 2 different types of labors/births, preferably at different locations than what you experienced. If you have attended births in the past, you may document those for training. These do not have to be unmedicated births.

5. Watch the Birth Boot Camp Online Classes and Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE. Complete the study module questions regarding the material. (Trainees will be given 6 weeks of access to the online classes.)

6. Compile a list of community resources.

7. Attend all sessions of the Birth Boot Camp Training Workshop and pass the exam.