erica@nurturebirth.com

Labor Doula Certification Training

Doula Training Information

  1. Contact me and let me know you’d like to begin the registration process.
  2. I well send you a Doula registration packet which includes a Registration form and a Terms and Policies form. Your registration is not complete without these two forms returned and signed to me.
  3. In your registration packet, there will be a Payment Options form so that you can pay for your training. The final step of your registration is to pay for your training.
  4. You will hear back from me within two business days to confirm your registration and welcome you to the training, along with all you need to know for the day-of.

 Contact me about hosting a training in your hometown and earn a scholarship towards a FREE doula training.

Scholarships Available

I have a limited number of scholarship available for each training.

  • $100 Student Scholarships
  • $100 Military/Dependent
  • Partial Scholarships for women of color

Please contact me for an application.

It takes two years to complete the course once you enroll. Below is a list of classes and other tasks that must be completed for CAPPA certification*.

  1. Become a member of CAPPA.
  2. Enroll in the Labor Doula Traditional Course in CAPPA Academy.
  3. Attend a CAPPA Labor Doula training class.
  4. Read the CAPPA Labor Doula training manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
  5. Complete Part One of the HUG Your Baby Training.
  6. Order, read, and complete all online content, including videos, from the Understanding Breastfeeding Book and the Understanding Birth Book available in the CAPPA shop. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy.
  7. 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.
  8. Create a resource list with information on local support for parents. A guide for creating this list is included within CAPPA Academy.
  9. Pass the multiple choice exam and essays in CAPPA Academy. An 85% passing grade is required.

*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.

Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.

Training Costs
$425
Early Bird Registration
  • Membership Fee: $65.00
  • CAPPA Academy: $175.00
  • HUG Your Baby Part One: $35.00
  • Late registration: $600
  • Total Cost: $700 (with Early Bird)

Upcoming Labor Doula Trainings

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati-2017-Doula-Training2Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 – November 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati-2018-Doula-TrainingDates: Saturday & Sunday, January 27 – January 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Toledo, OH

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 10 – March 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Cleveland, OH

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 26 – May 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh-Doula-Training2Dates: Saturday & Sunday, July 7 – July 8, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus-2017-Doula-Training2Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 29 – 30, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $450

Special offer*: $50 off if you get one friend to register with you. $100 off if you get two friends to register with you. (*Must be indicated on registration form to apply).

Workshop Details

  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Catered lunch is included on Sunday*
  • Location details will be given at registration confirmation
  • Cost: $450

*If the location permits

Workshop Registration Includes:

  • Workshop manual
  • All materials needed

Discounts and Offers: 

See the CAPPA website for special discounts and offers on tuition.

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