Certification Training for Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff Training Information
We are now offering trainings for the CAPPA Certified Hospital Labor Doula Program
Is your hospital looking for ways to reduce your cesarean rate? Increase patient satisfaction? Improve outcomes for mothers and babies?
The Certified Hospital Labor Doula Program (CHLD) training program is designed to train and certify professionals in the varied skills of professional labor support. These skills have been proven for over two decades of research to reduce cesareans, improve outcomes for mothers and babies, and increase patient satisfaction.
Have you been considering starting a labor doula program at your hospital?
The CHLD program will train your doulas so that your program delivers the consistent, high-quality results you’re looking for.
Not ready to create a doula program?
The CHLD program will train your L&D nurses to provide labor support that will help your facility toward its goals.
CAPPA is the leader in certifying perinatal professionals, and has been recognized by and partnered with The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) on quality improvement initiatives and projects
It takes one year to complete the course once you enroll. Below is a list of classes and other tasks that must be completed for certification.
- Be a member of CAPPA*.
- Enroll in the Hospital Labor Doula Course in CAPPA Academy.
- Attend a CAPPA Hospital Labor Doula training class.
- Read the CAPPA Hospital Labor Doula training manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
- Complete Part One of the HUG Your Baby Training.
- Attend a breastfeeding class. The class must be taught at or approved by your hospital. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy. If you are unable to attend a class that qualifies, you may do the online option.
- Attend a childbirth education class. The class must be taught at or approved by your hospital. If you are unable to attend a class that qualifies, you may do the online option.
- Attend a minimum of three labors/births as a doula. You’ll be required to obtain evaluations from parents and healthcare providers. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy.
- Provide and document a minimum of 120 hours of labor/birth support at your hospital.
- Create a resource list with information on local support for parents. A guide for creating this list is included within CAPPA Academy.
- Pass the multiple choice exam and essays in CAPPA Academy. An 85% passing grade is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Attending a CAPPA Hospital Labor Doula training does not guarantee employment with a hospital.
Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.
*CAPPA certification** candidates must be at least 18 years of age. No person under 18 years of age may attend CAPPA training classes.
**In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms: Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement, and Scope of Practice.
- Membership Fee: $65.00
- CAPPA Academy: $175.00
- HUG Your Baby Part One: $35.00
- Late registration: $450
Total Cost: $650 (with Early Bird)