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Childbirth Educator Certification Program

The CPI Childbirth Educator Certification program is internationally recognized. The curriculum is competency based. Participants earning certification have demonstrated the following core skills:

  • Implement learner centered teaching strategies
  • Manage and facilitate group of diverse learners
  • Synthesize current research and develop evidence-based curriculum
  • Proficiency teaching a wide range of relaxation and labor coping techniques

We currently offer training courses in the United States, Canada, South Korea, China and are continuing to expand. Our students teach independently and also are successfully employed at some of the following hospitals:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Providence Health System
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Lebanon Community Hospital
  • St. Joseph Health
  • Pullman Regional Hospital
  • St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
  • Renown Medical Center

Course also fulfills prerequisite for midwifery school admission. Check with your school.

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Program Cost

Participants are only charged one fee. The cost of your training workshop.

Workshop fees automatically include certification, membership, and access to study modules.

No yearly membership fee. No certification fee. No test or other program fees.

Get certified for the cost of your workshop

Certification Steps for New Instructors

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Certification lasts 4 years. To recertify childbirth educators need only submit 16 continuing education hours received within 4 year period and $100 renewal fee. This fee is waived if student submits all CPI contact hours. CPI offers yearly seminars awarding contact hours.

Experienced Childbirth Educators

This option is for those who have over 2 years experience teaching childbirth classes, but are not yet certified.

Transfer and Dual Certification

CPI accepts transfers and/or professionals may hold dual certification. If you are currently a childbirth educator with a different organization within the last year we only require that you have 16 contact hours to become CPI (Childbirth Professionals International) certified. Contact hours are accepted from different organizations, however you would need to pay a transfer fee of $100. There is no transfer fee if contact hours are from CPI.

Uncertifed; CBE Training with different organization

Complete your childbirth educator certification with CPI. We accept participants who have taken a childbirth educator workshop within the last 3 years with a different organization. The transfer fee is $195. Participants would need to complete the remaining certification steps.


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Refund Policy

In-person workshops -Without exception all refund requests must be submitted in writing 30 days before workshop is scheduled to begin. A nonrefundable fee of $75 will be retained in all cases. Late cancellations receive a credit to attend same workshop at any location within 1 year. Credits are not transferable to a different attendee. We extend our empathy to anyone experiencing an unforeseen circumstance including personal or family illness or an emergent event. You may request a credit to attend another workshop at any location within 1 year.

Online workshop – Without exception no refunds and no credits for the online childbirth educator workshop. Workshop is not transferable to a different participant.

Transfers – Without exception all transfer fees are nonrefundable.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop in response to circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.