Doula Training & Certification

take the next steps to become a doula

Welcome to the first step of your Doula career! Researching and figuring out which doula training organization is best for you is an important step, as well as figuring out if this doula thing is right for you.
Keep reading to learn more about the next steps, register for an upcoming training in Portland, OR or Omaha, NE, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Are you wondering whether you have
what it takes to become a doula?

  • Commitment to supporting families no matter their choice (non-judgment)
  • Empathy
  • Desire to work for yourself
  • Ability to work for long stretches without sleep
  • Lifestyle flexibility and ability to commit to their clients

Think of Portland Doula Training as a conduit; we are here to help you launch your business with confidence, starting with CAPPA Labor Doula workshops:

  • In-person support
  • Quality-assured curriculum with an internationally recognized organization
  • Business training and resources
  • Local and online support team
Read on for upcoming training dates, benefits of certifying with CAPPA, and more!

Upcoming Doula Workshops

  • Friday & Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Snacks provided
  • Catered Lunch on Saturday
  • Location of training disclosed upon confirmation of registration
  • Includes manual and lunch

Investment: $475

  • Late registration fee of $100 registering after August 25thth, 2017
  • Bring a friend, get $50 back (limit 3)

REGISTER NOW

  • Friday & Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Snacks provided
  • Catered Lunch on Saturday
  • Location of training disclosed upon confirmation of registration
  • Includes manual and lunch

Investment: $475

  • Late registration fee of $100 registering after Oct 20th, 2017
  • Bring a friend, get $50 back (limit 3)

REGISTER NOW

  • Friday & Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Snacks provided
  • Catered Lunch on Saturday
  • Location of training disclosed upon confirmation of registration
  • Includes manual and lunch

Investment: $500

  • Late Registration Fee of $50 for registrations September 1, 2017 or later
  • Bring a friend, get $50 back (limit 3)

Register Now

Other Details & Questions

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

  • The CAPPA Labor Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Labor Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:
  • CAPPA certification and policies
  • Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
  • Building bridges with medical/midwifery professionals
  • Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy
  • Support for every stage of labor and birth
  • Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
  • Emotional support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
  • Hospital procedures – risk/benefit as well as alternatives and support
  • Cesarean and VBAC support
  • Prenatal and postpartum consultations and support
  • Breastfeeding initiation and support
  • Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
  • And much more!

Snacks provided, Lunch provided on 2nd day of Portland, Or area trainings.

Hands on skills taught, practical tips given, realistic scenarios explored, and business information included!
Business Training for Doulas Portland Or- Bloom Business Course

  • CAPPA‘s philosophy is one of growth, support, and bridge building.
  • CAPPA, though around since the late 1990s’ is growing in the US and Internationally
  • Strict assurance the Faculty are teaching standardized curriculum but adapted to your region
  • Strong emphasis in building relationships with providers
  • Free Annual Conference
  • Education Center for affordable/convenient CEUs
  • More…
Visit CAPPA’s site to learn all that is involved with doula certification.

The BASIC steps are:

  1. Become a CAPPA member
  2. Take a Training
  3. Complete Readings
  4. Complete CAPPA requirements for certification
If CAPPA Faculty cancels the workshop, attendees have option to transfer fee to another workshop by same CAPPA Faculty within 12 months’ time of original registration date. If registrant does not wish to transfer fee to a future date the entire fee will be refunded.

All other cancellations will be charged a $100.00 processing fee if occurring more than three weeks prior to workshop date.

If the cancellation is made within three weeks of the workshop, no refund will be given.

Cancellations prior to training have the option of having payment applied to a training workshop given by the same CAPPA Faculty within 12 months. (No-shows are not eligible for registration transfer.) Only ONE transfer of registration is permitted. If applicant does not attend a workshop within 12 months, all fees are forfeited.

I understand I should not make non-refundable travel arrangements unless I have received confirmation from CAPPA Faculty that the training is confirmed.

Certifying with CAPPA means built-in business training– no extra trainings or cost!

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