The Cost of Birth Doula Training and Certification

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How Much Does It Cost to Become a Doula? $400/flat, $34/12mo, or $36/12mo.Options for doula certification have grown notably within the last few years. Where there use to only be a handful of options, training programs continue to grow and expand. In an effort to carve out a space for ourselves in that market our business objective has been this: to provide a comprehensive, research-based, online doula training and certification program at an affordably low cost.

Certification Costs

The base cost of the New Beginnings Doula Training program is $400 USD. From that base cost, we offer three options for paying for your certification:

(Please note that all prices are listed in US Dollars.)

  • Option 1 – $400 USD / full access.
  • Option 2 – $34 USD / month for 12 months – automatic payments, incremental access.
  • Option 3 – $36 USD / month for 12 months – invoiced monthly, incremental access.

Each payment option is all-inclusive, meaning that there are no additional costs except for the nominal (minor) cost of the 3 required books.  We’ve intentionally keep this cost transparent and very simple to understand. There are no additional costs: no membership fees, no application fees, no class registration fees, no final examination fees; it’s all included in the one price.

Scholarships

Students who are able to work, but may be a little more strapped financially for the cost of registration, may find the scholarship option a welcome opportunity to get the training experience they need at a cost that is more budget friendly.

Pricing for scholarship recipients is 50% off of the base price, as follows:

  • Option 1 – $200 USD / full access.
  • Option 2 – $18 USD / month for 12 months – automatic payments, incremental access.
  • Option 3 – $20 USD / month for 12 months – invoiced monthly, incremental access.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit by completing and submitting two predefined assignments.

Open Registration

Your training starts when you are ready. We’ve experimented with limited availability and different registration windows, but have found these to be not as helpful as just keeping registration open and available whenever you are ready to begin.

Experience encourages me to advise caution in considering your start date. Take into consideration your personal obligations to self and family. The time commitment that you will make to this training could be seen as being equivalent to a six to nine-month vocational trade school. Plan accordingly. Keep in mind that you do have 2 years to complete your training, and that timer starts ticking from the moment that you make your first payment.

That said, if you are ready to start with your doula certification, head on over to the registration page and pick an option that works best for you, or visit the scholarship page and get details on the application requirements.

 

 

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