Re-certification is required every two years. This helps to ensure that doulas with a current New Beginning certification status are up-to-date with their skills. By re-certifying, you also will receive any new updates to the course materials and any new supplemental courses that are offered as a part of the main training program for which you are certified.

To complete the re-certification process, you must complete the following four steps:

  1. Complete 20 continuing education units (CEU) provided from a list, or other pre-approved websites. (Contact me regarding questions about what counts). Submit paperwork (in digital format, if possible) demonstrating completion of educational units.
  2. You must take an Introduction to Essential Oils course and agree to abide by the safety standards it presents. This counts as 5 CEU credits. As a New Beginnings Doula, you should only use the oils discussed in the course.
  3. Complete one birth packet for one birth you attended in the two years previous. Paperwork will be made available if needed.
  4. Pay the $50 Renewal Fee via PayPal or by check in the mail.

Upon completion of all four steps, a new certificate will be digitally issued. You will receive a digital copy via email and your certificate will also be published or updated in the online alumni directory.

Continuing Education Classes

For most of these all you need to do is write a short paper on how the information applies to your work as a doula. Check back regularly as new educational units will be added.