YOU WANT IT ALL AND NOW… YOU CAN HAVE IT!
You asked and we answered!

Now doulas who are certified or have taken in person trainings with other doula certification organizations, can cross certify and become members of the prestigious ProDoula Family!

Cross Certification Steps

ProDoula now offers Cross Certification to Doulas who have taken in-person doula trainings through other doula certification organizations!

Cross Certification Labor  $150    Cross Certification Postpartum  $100


Prerequisites

  • You must have taken an in-person doula workshop.
  • You must have taken your workshop no more than 5 years ago.

What is involved?

  • Register and pay in full $150 for the labor program or $100 for the postpartum program.
  • Submit payment of $75.00 for your 1st year of ProDoula membership. $50 per year after.
  • Once registration is complete, you will receive by mail, your ProDoula workbook which contains the standardized curriculum that all ProDoula workshop attendees train from.
  • You will receive by email, your certification packet, which includes your comprehensive open book test and other criteria and forms for certification completion.
  • A member of the ProDoula Training and Development team will be assigned to you as your trainer.
  • Together, with your assigned Training and Development team member, you will schedule your first, (of 2), 30 minute, one on one Skype training calls.
    • This call will feature the DISC assessment and communication training associated with doula work.
  • Your trainer will support you the same way they support in-person workshop attendees.
  • Prior to submitting your certification packet, you will schedule your second, 30 minute skype call with your trainer to review what you have learned and confirm your understanding of ProDoula’s philosophy, Standards of Professionalism and reasons for membership revocation.
  • Your trainer will submit written confirmation to ProDoula, on your behalf, confirming your thorough understanding of all ProDoula policies and philosophy.

After receiving written confirmation from your trainer that you have a complete understanding of ProDoula policies and philosophy, you will receive email notification from the office to submit your certification packet.

With the exception of attending the in-person workshop, you will follow the same guidelines for certification that all ProDoula workshop attendees do.

    • You will receive email confirmation from ProDoula, upon the receipt of your completed certification packet.
    • Your certification packet will be fully processed and you will be contacted within 14 business days.

 

 **Please note: The processing of your packet includes 3 Skype calls. Any difficulties we may experience in successfully contacting the parties, may result in certification delay.

Benefits

  • You will become a member of ProDoula family and you will have your own web page on the highly visited ProDoula website, featuring your photo and a link to your businesses website.
  • You will receive 52 educational/inspirational emails; 1 per week for your first 52 weeks of membership.
  • You will have access to your trainer and the ProDoula team for questions, support, encouragement and inspiration during weekly business hours.
  • You will be entitled to a discount on your liability insurance through CM&F Group.
  • You will be entitled to a discount on business printing at Staples.
  • You will have ProDoula’s support when networking with your area medical professionals.
  • You will be certified by an organization that cares about you as an individual and wants you to feel fulfilled emotionally and financially by this rewarding career.

If at any point, you decide that you would like to take a ProDoula, in person training, you may attend one that is on the calendar for $445 for the labor doula workshop or $495 for the postpartum & infant care doula workshop.

Once you have attended a paid training, you will have the opportunity to take refresher workshops as many times as you like at no additional cost.


If you have taken an in-person doula training and seek certification with ProDoula you may qualify for this Cross Certification program!

No need to retake a workshop

Instead, be assigned a member of The ProDoula Training and Development Team as your one-on-one trainer and enjoy interactive Skype calls on your path to certification with a certification organization dedicated to helping you succeed as a doula and a business woman (or man)!

You can begin the process by completing the form below for labor and/or postpartum certification.

Labor Doula Cross Certification Payment Form

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Postpartum Doula Cross Certification Payment Form

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Why Should I Cross Certify With ProDoula?

People are choosing to earn their Doula certification through ProDoula rather than other certification organizations because they want MORE!

Typically, those who are drawn to the work that Doulas do, are very loving, nurturing and giving people. While that is important, most do not have a background in business and soon find themselves caught in a struggle between wanting to work as a Doula, and not having the flexibility at their “real” job to accommodate Doula work.

ProDoula is changing that. Through ProDoula‘s comprehensive training programs, doulas are learning how to turn their passion into a paycheck.

Other Doula Certification Organizations are run by volunteers. Those volunteers give their time freely to the business of certifying Doulas. ProDoula thinks those becoming a Doula, need professionals working to quickly and efficiently help them through the process. Many of those volunteers also do not take appropriate payment for their Doula work which is exactly what most people seeking to become professional Doulas can not afford to do. There is much talk on the internet about Doulas under-valuing themselves and limiting their own professional growth because they have not been given the tools to grow professionally. With ProDoula, you will feel competent in both aspects of this important work, the practical and the professional!

ProDoula is an agency owned and operated by two women who have consistently earned executive incomes in the Doula industry. ProDoula is a business that is dedicated to not only training Doulas to provide the best, most up to date, compassionate care for their clients but also to giving doulas the skills and tools they need to earn a satisfying income doing what they feel called to do. Is there anything more rewarding than that?!?

ProDoula’s goal to elevate the role of Doula to a professional level, is designed to train and certify exceptional doulas. ProDoula is creating an amazing team who live and breathe the ProDoula philosophy and bring exceptional service to all of their clients.

I am a woman (or man) – strong, capable, compassionate and professional. I want to be a Doula because I understand what it means to give myself fully to another woman, to become what she needs, desires and deserves. I also believe in my value as a professional and in the services that I provide. I will pour everything I have into each client and I will be proud to be paid for this service. I will represent myself, my profession and the word Doula and will provide those I serve with complete accountability. In order to be my best and do my best, I too will need support and guidance. I want to align myself with an organization that stands for excellence, professionalism and accountability while also caring for, nurturing and inspiring their members. I choose ProDoula because I deserve the best and so will my clients! I am proud to become a ProDoula!