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Standard Doula Certification Program

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Doula Certification Program

The CPI Doula certification program is internationally recognized and prepares you for an amazing and rewarding career. Doulas who complete the program are able to support women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You will also learn strategies to build a successful doula business.

Training also fulfills prerequisite for midwifery school. Check with your college.

Transfers are accepted from different doula organizations; see requirements.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum is competency based. Students will be able to:

  • Identify attributes of doula care that improve birth outcomes
  • Implement techniques that assist with coping during labor
  • Recognize transformative phases of childbirth
  • Assist mothers with initial breastfeeding
  • Assess state of families during postpartum and provide care
  • Write a doula business plan

Program Brochure

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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 digital documentation.

No yearly membership fee. No certification fee. No paperwork packet fees.

Get certified for the cost of your workshop

Doula Certification Steps

We’re all digital. Paperless system. Nothing to mail or fax!

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Doula Program

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 workshop. Workshop is not transferable to a different participant.

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.

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