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

To complete the certification renewal process, program alumni log in to the student portal and click on the “Certification Renewal” link in the main menu. We provide a list of accepted continuing education credit opportunities. There is also a PayPal link for processing payments and information on how to submit proof of continuing education credits.

To finish the renewal process, you must complete the following three steps:

  1. Complete 20 continuing education units, provided from the list below, or on other pre-approved websites. Also 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. We provide paperwork if needed.
  3. Pay the $50 renewal fee via PayPal or by check in the mail.

Upon completion of all four steps, we will issue you a new certificate. You will receive a digital copy via email and your certificate will also be published or updated in the online alumni directory.