Doula Training Requirements

How to Become a Certified Birth Boot Camp Doula

Register

The registration form will take approximately 10 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.

Payment

Pay your fees for your chosen workshop.

Early Bird Price – Pay $595 ($195 certification fee and $400 training fee) All fees due 3 months prior to the workshop.

Regular Price – Pay $695 ($230 certification fee and $465 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 Doula 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, Scope of Practice, and Non Competition Agreement) to read over and sign.

Reading & Movie List

Cut, Stapled and Mended, Roanna Rosewood

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Gaskin

Baby Catcher, Peggy Vincent

When Survivors Give Birth, Simkin and Klaus

Breastfeeding Made Simple, Mohrbacher

Movies

  • Orgasmic Birth
  • Born in the USA

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Attend two of the same breastfeeding support groups consecutively.

Breastfeeding Education

  • Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE (provided by Birth Boot Camp)
  • Lactation Intensive for Birth Professionals (provided by Birth Boot Camp)

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

Complete, pass, and purchase the certificate for the following Bloodborne Pathogens Class.

Childbirth Education

Watch the 10-class Birth Boot Camp childbirth education series online and answer the questions in the Childbirth Education Module. The class is included in your Training Costs and is a $350 value!  **Student workbooks are not for purchase by doula trainees as those are intended for expectant couples. You will, however, have access to the digital workbook.

Community Resources

Compile a document of resources that support women and babies during the childbearing and breastfeeding years.

Birth Observations

Observe 2 births (other than your own) and write summaries for each birth including what you learned and how it will help you as a doula. You are encouraged to attend births at different locations to gain an understanding of how things can vary from one birth place to the next.

Workshop

Your modules, etc. are due three business days before your workshop begins. This allows us time to review your work. 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.

Certificate

Within two weeks after the workshop, trainees will receive their certificate, full access to the doula website, etc.


* 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 your trainer. While this requirement does need to be completed, there is flexibility with the dates.

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