To be certified as a doula for Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, you must be registered as a member, take courses (either online or in-person), support 3 mothers in their births, read doula literature, complete writing assignments, and take an exam.
According to CAPPA, there is a mandatory workshop with CAPPA-approved instructors as part of the training program. The courses are taught either in-person or online. The estimated time to complete the doula training requirements is 2 years.
CAPPA Doula Certification Requirements:
- Be registered as a CAPPA member
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Enroll in classes, either traditional or online distance learning
- Read course manuals
- Read 5 books from the required reading list
- Watch required doula DVD
- Complete a baby training course
- Support 3 mothers by attending 3 births and receive evaluations on your performance
- Research and compile a list of resources available in your area for expectant mothers
- Pass a multiple choice exam
CAPPA Doula Certification Costs and Fees:
- Training Program Cost: $350 and up depending on which classes you pick
- Traditional Class Cost: $175
- Online Distance Learning Classes Cost :$600
- Hug Your Baby Program: $35
- Membership Fee: $55 (1 year), $100 (2 years), $135 (3 years), $200 (5 years)
- Recertification Fee: $75
More information is available at http://www.cappa.net/
Kyndal May is a certified doula with over 20 years of experience helping train doulas across the United States. She has received her certification from DONA (Doulas of North America) and has dedicated her career to supporting families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to every family she works with. In addition to her work as a doula, Kyndal is also a passionate advocate for women’s health and birth rights. She has spent many years educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about their birth experience. She also uses her experience to help train other doulas, passing on her knowledge and skills to the next generation of birth workers. With her dedication to her clients and her profession, Kyndal is a respected and valued member of the doula community.