(PLEASE NOTE: Pricing for registration increases to $30/month starting Monday, September 4, 2023. Details Here » )

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$30USD/month recurring until finished
Average completion times
range from 9 - 12 months.

“…But What Is the Total Cost of Training?”

The short answer: there is no total amount!

This is a question that we hear quite frequently. If you’ve been shopping around for doula training, you may have noticed that other doula certification options are much more expensive, with either a convoluted pricing structure, annual membership fees, or a final price tag in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. We believe that training should be simple to afford and pricing should be simple to understand.

  • Is certification through New Beginnings Doula Training really just $30 USD/month until the end of training? Yes.
  • Is there a minimum amount of time or money required to complete the certification? No.

So really, what’s the total cost of certification through New Beginnings Doula Training?

Besides the cost of the two books required for training (approximately $35-$40 USD), it’s just $30 USD/month until the end of training. It is in the hands of you as a student to decide how much time you need to complete your training.

There are a total of 45 assignments to be submitted per certification. It is estimated that students will invest between 150-200 hours of work in study and practical exercises. Most students can complete the training with a moderately consistent effort in about 9 to 12 months. Here’s how the math works.

If a student takes (X) amount of months to complete training, total cost is (X times $30 USD). For example:

  • If a student takes 9 months to complete training, the total cost is $270 USD.*
  • If a student takes 12 months to complete training, the total cost is $360USD.*
  • If a student takes 7 months to complete training, the total cost is $210 USD.*

*(Cost of training, excluding books. Again, the books are approximately $35-$40 USD.)

The final cost of training is up to the student to determine how much time they need to complete all the requirements of the training program.

How Does the Registration Process Work?

(The registration process has changed as of September 4, 2023. This information will be updated soon.)

Step 1Pay for Your Training
Step 2Complete Registration Form
Step 3Order Your Books
Step 4Setup Your First Coaching Session
Step 5Get Started with Your Training

Step 1: Pay for Your Training

Our current registration process requires you to first make payment and setup a recurring payment profile via PayPal. When you click on the “Start Training Now” button, you’ll be redirected to PayPal’s secured payment screen. If you don’t have a have a PayPal account, then you can opt to pay with a credit card. Once payment has been received, our registration system will be automatically notified and you will receive an email confirmation from New Beginnings Doula Training with a link to continue your registration process. (Please note: the email address that is associated with the PayPal transaction will be used to send your registration link.)

Step 2: Complete Registration Form

After submitting payment, you will receive a link to continue with the registration process. The registration form will allow you specify your primary contact information including name, primary email address, physical address, and other relevant contact information.

Step 3: Order Your Books

As a part of your registration process, you will need to order the required books associated with your training program. Check your registration email or the introductory course materials for details on the required books for your training. Ask us for help if you are having trouble locating books in your local region.

Step 4: Setup Your First Coaching Session

Within the first week of registration, your assigned trainer will reach out to you by email to set up your first coaching session. Your coaching session is an opportunity for you to walk through course materials and become oriented with the online training process directly with one of our trainers.

Step 5: Get Started with Your Training

That’s it! You are free to start your training immediately. Your login credential will be sent to you via email. Your books will be required to complete the first assignment. If you are still waiting on your books, then you can start exploring and get familiar with the online training environment.  If you have questions, your coaching session will be a great opportunity to ask those questions.