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 three days before the workshop begins. This makes the workshop run much smoother. Allow plenty of time for you to complete your coursework before attending the workshop.
TO BECOME CERTIFIED: The Birth Boot Camp Instructor Training is for those whose philosophy and attitude towards birth align with the belief that, with amazing support and education, women and can have an amazing birth. 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 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.
Pay your fees for your chosen workshop.
In-Person Early Bird Price – Pay $1195 ($395 certification fee and $800 training fee) All fees due 3 months prior to the workshop.
In-Person Regular Price – Pay $1295 ($445 certification fee and $850 training fee)
Remote Early Bird Price – Pay $1395 ($495 certification fee and $900 training fee) All fees due 3 months prior to the workshop.
Remote Regular Price – Pay ($545 certification fee and $950 training fee)
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.
Once your Certification Fee is received via Paypal, and your payment plan has been set up (if not paying in full), you will be contacted by your Instructor Trainer. You will be given limited access to the instructor website and will receive your Pre-Certification Modules. This will make reading much easier when you know what you are looking for. 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 modules, you can begin working on it. Everyone is required to have all the books read and their modules completed three business days before their scheduled workshop. This allows the Certification Team the time to read through the material before the workshop begins and gives 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 answers. We know it is a lot of work, but our instructors have been able to hit the ground running after their workshop because they truly know their stuff.
How much time will it take to complete the workload?
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.
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.
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 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 Instructor Certification Coordinator.