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Childbirth Educator Certification

The CPI Childbirth Educator Certification program is internationally recognized. Our students are successfully employed at hospitals and also have the option to teach classes as independent business owners. 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

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How to Become a Childbirth Educator

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.

Childbirth Educator Course Workshop

Credits — 18 contact hours; nursing CEUs

All inclusive program fee
Workshop enrollment fee includes CBE certification program, CPI membership, and access to study modules. Get certified for the price of your workshop.

Course is available as:

  • 2 day classroom training, $525
  • Online self-paced, $495

Description — This is an interactive experiential evidence based training course. Participants should expect to be involved, to explore concepts, and try out strategies.

Books not included

Required: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn— A comprehensive guide. You will have enough knowledge to begin teaching based upon this book.

Optional: The Educator’s Guide by TheFamilyWay.com Amis and Green— Teaching strategies and class outlines. Great template to build your classes upon.

Optional: Called to the Childbirth Profession: Opportunities for Doulas, Birth Educators, and You— Advice and practicals on how to find success. Build your career for the long haul.

Course Modules
1. Dynamics of Group Learning in Childbirth Education
2. Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
3. Curriculum Development
4. Healthy Lifestyles
5. Labor Process
6. Breathing and Relaxation
7. Profession of Childbirth Education
8. Teaching from Risk Benefit Point of View
9. Postpartum and Breastfeeding

Steps For Experienced Childbirth Educators

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

  • Take the Childbirth Educator workshop.
  • Review the study modules.
  • Complete the module assignments.
  • Complete the verification form documenting 2 years or 24 months of teaching.

Steps for Transfers or To Hold 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 $150. There is no transfer fee if contact hours are from CPI.

Not Yet CERTIFIED And Took CBE Training Thru 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.

Student Review of CBE Course

I would like to state that the certification process that I have gone through in the last eight weeks has been an amazing journey of in-depth learning. This has provided me the following statements to share:

1) I have been taken through a mirrored reflection journey of the “knowledge” I already knew over many years, yet there has been a vast of new understandings and perspectives I have gained.

2) I have been provided a series of newly gained “knowledge” and can now apply this practical knowledge of the birthing basics into my current classes that I teach.

3) Most importantly, I have been able to take the steps of not only creating, but identifying a Childbirth Education Philosophy statement that has been a part of my childbirth educator journey for many years. I call this my “Childbirth Education Mission Statement”, which is to work collaboratively with customer owners to provide childbirth education options and decisions for their individual family needs.

With the knowledge I have gained and the educational journey I have completed in this certificate program, I am excited to implement the additional knowledge into the childbirth classes that I teach. I am honored to have been a part of the Childbirth Professionals International – Childbirth Educator Certification Program and look forward to working further on other certifications offered.

Thank you, Velda

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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.