How to Become a Certified Childbirth Educator


The application will take approximately 30 minutes. When choosing which workshop you would like to attend, keep in mind that the reading (listed below) and study modules are to be completed before your workshop.


Pay your fees for your chosen workshop

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 to begin the program.
  2. The Training Fee is paid to the Instructor Trainer who will be conducting the workshop you choose to attend.

Sign Paperwork

Once your Certification Fee is received via Paypal, our Certification Coordinator will email you several forms (Policies & Procedures, Photo Release, Code of Conduct, and Non Competition Agreement) to read over and sign. 

Reading & Movie 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

Birth Observations

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. 

Childbirth Education & Breastfeeding

Watch the Birth Boot Camp Online Comprehensive Class 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.)

Community Resources

Compile a list of local community resources.

Attend the Workshop

Your modules, etc. are due three business days 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, any remaining balance must also be paid 30 days before your workshop begins. If you need to postpone your workshop, a $250 administrative fee will be due at the time of change, in order to reserve your spot in a future workshop.

Take the Exam

You will be notified within two weeks after the workshop as to the results of your exam. Upon passing**, you will have full access to the instructor website, be added to the instructor directory, etc.

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 Certification Coordinator.