- You have a maximum of 2 years to complete all course requirements. You may finish earlier as well. There is no minimum time limit.
Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
- Be a member of CAPPA.
- Attend a CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training Workshop.
- Read the Manual and the required books from the CAPPA Reading list.
- Observe a childbirth education class designed for parents at least 10 hours in length. The class must be taught by a child birth educator currently certified by CAPPA, LAMAZE or ICEA.
- Observe a breast feeding class designed for parents taught by an IBCLC, CLC or CLE with proof of attendance.
- Observe a local new born care class designed for parents.
- Complete a total of 2 student teaching hours with a certified instructor.
- Observe two labors / births totaling at least 10 hours.
- Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
- Complete an essay / research paper as assigned by your mentor.
- Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
- In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms; Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement and Scope of Practice.
- Course Fee:/ (Includes – One year CAPPA International Membership, Certification Packet, Manual, Workshop Fee & Mentor Fee. (It does not include the cost of the reading books.)