Doulas that certify through New Beginnings Doula Training are required to recertify every two years. This ensures that doulas stay up-to-date with their skills and current trends in birth. To complete recertification, doulas must submit proof of 20 continuing educational credits and a completed birth packet. Additionally, a $50 fee is due to be recertified.

To complete the recertification process, program alumni can log in to the student portal and click on the “Recertification” link in the main menu. A list of accepted continuing education credit opportunities will be provided. Also a PayPal link for processing payments and information on how to submit proof of continuing education credits will be provided.

To complete the recertification process, you must complete the following three steps:

  1. Complete 20 continuing education units provide from the list below or on other pre-approved websites.  Submit paperwork (in digital format, if possible) demonstrating completion of educational units.
  2. Complete one (1) birth packet for one birth you attended in the two years previous. Paperwork will be made available if needed.
  3. Pay the $50 renewal fee via PayPal or by check in the mail.

Upon completion of all three steps, a new certificate will be issued and mailed with the expiration date set at two years from the previous expiration date (not the date of renewal). Hence, we encourage renewal at least one month before the current certification is set to expire.

As part of the recertification, you will receive an updated certificate of training and be listed through our online directory.