Labor Doulas fill an important role in providing emotional, physical, and evidence-based, informational support to the birthing woman and her family before, during, and after birth.
The Certified Hospital Labor Doula Program (CHLD) training program is designed to train and certify professionals in the varied skills of professional labor support.
How to Start Your Career as a Doula
This is where you can find information on how to become a certified professional Labor Doula through our CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) trainings.
CAPPA is an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. Since our foundation in 1998, we have certified thousands of perinatal professionals. Choosing an organization for your education is an important decision. CAPPA offers stability that you can be confident in as you invest in your education and career.
Why Certify with CAPPA?
CAPPA is one of the oldest and largest national certifying doula organizations, and the most comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum organization available. CAPPA offers comprehensive, evidence-based education, certification, professional membership, and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas, and postpartum doulas worldwide — all while maintaining a small, community feeling amongst it’s members.
Your training is the first step towards certification. No matter your background or experience, you will learn everything you need to know to begin your career as a professional doula.
CAPPA Academy is the state-of-the-art online portion of your Traditional, Distance, or Dual/Transfer Course. You will be personally guided by the Course Director as you complete each element within CAPPA Academy.