Requirements for Certification
through Parenting Resources

Birth Doulas

(Valid beginning August 1 for Web Based Students and September 1 for Traditional Students)

Before the training:

  • Valid BLS for Healthcare Providers card
  • Completion of 2 required reading books

During & After training:

  • Pass skills assessments given throughout the training
  • Pass the cumulative exam administered at the end of the training
  • Attend 3 births and submit our Labor Attendance Confirmation Form, to be signed by the clients

Recertification

  • Maintain current membership with the Parenting Resources Professional Network
  • Complete 30 Continuing Education Hours every 3 years.
    • We have many available for you in person and online, but we will also accept IBLCE approved classes

Postpartum Doulas

We are the only program in the United States that Certified their Postpartum Doulas upon successful completion of the course!

Before the training:

  • Valid BLS for Healthcare Providers card
  • Completion of 2 required reading books

During & After training:

  • Pass skills assessments given throughout the training
  • Pass the cumulative exam administered at the end of the training

Recertification

  • Maintain current membership with the Parenting Resources Professional Network
  • Complete 30 Continuing Education Hours every 3 years.
    • We have many available for you in person and online, but we will also accept IBLCE approved classes