CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator - Steps to Certification
The training I offer is the first step toward CAPPA Labor Doula Certification (CLD). The workshop is part of the Traditional (In-person) Course.
Your next steps toward certification, after completion of the workshop, will include:
Be a member of CAPPA.
Enroll in CAPPA Academy in the Childbirth Educator program.
Read the CAPPA Childbirth Educator training manual, provided to you at training, and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
Order, read, and complete all online content, including videos, from the Understanding Breastfeeding Book, Understanding Birth Book, and the Mother and Baby Care Book available in the CAPPA shop. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy.
Complete a total of 1 student teaching hours with a certified instructor. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy.
Observe two labors/births totaling at least 10 hours. Details/forms are provided within CAPPA Academy.
Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
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.
Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
Complete the Scope of Practice Intensive Review and pass the Scope of Practice Quiz.
Complete all requirements within two years
CAPPA also offers certification for Labor Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators. See www.cappa.net for more information.
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