Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Certification FAQ
ProDoula has done it again and becoming a doula just got even better!
This is the first certification program of its kind, combining the skills of a postpartum doula with those of an infant care specialist. ProDoula has its finger on the pulse of what modern families need and what doulas must be experts in in order to accommodate them.
This certification workshop will maintain a focus on all of our current Postpartum Doula training topics as well as offer in depth, hands on training for the care of the mother and infant. Attendees will leave this training feeling prepared to meet the educational, physical and emotional needs of their clients.
The following are some FAQs that we are anticipating that you may have:
Q. What is the cost for the two day Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Workshop?
A. The cost for this hands on comprehensive workshop is $595.
Q. When will the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshops begin?
A. The Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshops will begin December 1, 2016. Our office is currently booking workshops for December and beyond.
Q. When can we sign up to be a liaison?
A. You can sign up now to be a liaison! Being a liaison for this workshop qualifies you to attend the prestigious liaison reception at the Speak Your Truth 2017 ProDoula Conference.
Q. What if I am scheduled to take a postpartum doula workshop scheduled before December 1, 2016 and I want to take the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula?
A. Workshops scheduled before 12/1/16 will remain Postpartum Doula workshops. The ProDoula Executive Coordinator of Training, will contact those who have workshops scheduled after 12/1/16 to offer them the opportunity to switch to the new/updated workshop. In order to change a scheduled workshop to the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshop all of the current registrants must agree to do so.
Q. If I’m already a ProDoula Certified Postpartum Doula will I be required to take this new workshop to maintain my certification?
A. You may choose to remain a ProDoula Certified Postpartum Doula and complete your recertification every two years as usual.
Q. If I’m already a ProDoula Certified Postpartum Doula and I want to take the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training and become certified, how do I do that?
A. Currently trained or certified ProDoulas who have remained members in good standing will:
Register for the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshop and pay the cost differential between the previous training and the new two day training. They must attend both days of training in their entirety. They will complete the supplemental exam and submit the exam for review within 6 months of taking the workshop.
Q. How long do I have to complete the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula certification if I am not a ProDoula Certified Postpartum Doula?
A. You will have 18 months to complete certification from the date of your Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshop.
Q. What if my membership has lapsed and I want to take the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshop?
A. As this is a new program offering a new credential, you must become a new member and pay for the Postpartum & Infant Care workshop in full.
Q. Is cross certification available for this certification?
A. No. However, one may choose to become a cross certified postpartum doula and then attend the 2 day in-person Postpartum & Infant Care Doula workshop by paying the cost difference.