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CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educators

Want to get the CAPPA Childbirth Educators Certification? Are you passionate about working with babies and pregnant women? If family-centred maternity care attracts you, then our Childbirth Educator Certification program with CAPPA is the best choice for your next career move. Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) will provide you with all the knowledge required to become a Childbirth Educator. Our mission is to equip you with excellent skills to facilitate expectant parents physically and mentally for all their upcoming milestones from pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum.

Why CAPPA Childbirth Educators Certification?

Becoming a childbirth educator is rewarding and fulfilling career that can make a significant impact on the lives of expectant parents. As a childbirth educator, you will have the opportunity to educate and empower families with the knowledge and confidence needed to make informed decisions about their birth experience.

In this role, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of families and helping to create positive birth experiences. Additionally, the demand for qualified. childbirth educators is growing, providing a stable and rewarding career path. 

In addition, good prenatal education sets the stage for successful early parenting, which is the most important period in a child’s life.

Harvard’s Centre On the Developing Child stated that:

“healthy development in the early years (particularly birth to three) provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.”

So, the first three years of life are the most impactful in a child’s life. Giving birth is an unforgettable experience and an important life transition. Positive experience in childbirth presents a unique and powerful opportunity for early healthy attachment between parents and newborns.

Our goal is to offer you this amazing expert-level training so you can support new parents for their life transition.

This Childbirth Educators training fulfills part of the certification process to become a CCCE (CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator). A respected credential recognized in North America enables you to teach childbirth classes in Canada and the US.

Who is this CAPPA Childbirth Educators Certification training suitable for?

In general, the training is suitable for you to…

Follow your passion

You have a passion for promoting maternal health and the well-being of newborns. You love working with pregnant individuals and newborns. You want to help families explore their birth values, understand the birth process, and choose the best birth options. Your job is to offer expecting families non-biased perinatal information and guide them toward a satisfying birth experience that they will remember for life. Also, you help set the stage for secure attachment and healthy child development. This training is a great stepping stone to put your passion into practice!

Be your own boss

One of the major benefits of being a childbirth educator is that you can run your own business and enjoy your autonomy and freedom. Some of you who struggle to balance your career and family life will enjoy the flexibility of this newfound career. So, if you have always dreamed of “being your own boss,” you are taking one step closer to your dream!

Discover a second career

Also, our CCCE training program is intended for health care professionals looking for a second career. Professionals such as doulas, lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, chiropractors, and childbirth educators from DONA will be eligible for the accelerated program. In other words, you get to finish the program one year faster than the Traditional Stream. You can build on your background knowledge and have the option to expand your services to your existing customers or switch to childbirth education altogether. The choice is yours! 

Utilize your health care knowledge from abroad

Internationally trained health care workers, for example, doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists, are all welcome to this training. We would love to see you bring your expertise to the childbirth field. You will be a great asset to this new profession. We welcome trainees from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Your ability to speak a different language will also be valuable to serve the multi-cultural communities. You may also be eligible for our accelerated program. Please find out more about the accelerated program from the CAPPA website here or contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss further.

Cultivate your staff potential

Community organizations that are looking to build the professional capacity of your staff. Especially if you lack educators to serve your prenatal clients, you will find it more convenient to have your own childbirth educators on-site.  Once you have your own CCCE staff, you will be able to run prenatal classes and continue to support pregnant women in your community. Consider this as a valuable professional development opportunity for your staff to build new skills and competencies. Professional development strategies will help staff retention for your organization.

Forbes stated that:

“According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, a whopping 93% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers.”

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible!”    Audrey Hepburn

In a nutshell

You can contribute to the birthing communities in many different ways. Not only do expecting parents need your guidance to maximize their mental and physical health, but newborns can also benefit from developing a secure attachment right from the start!

Caring for Kids, Canadian Pediatric Society, stated Attachment is a connection for life.

“Secure or healthy attachment is the foundation that lets your child explore the world and have a safe place to come back to…Attachment is essential to long-term emotional health…it also helps your child learn how to trust other people, so it’s an important part of developing healthy relationships later in life.”

Work together and build a better beginning for the next generation.

Start your satisfying career today!


Amy’s training was so thorough, accessible, well-paced and fun!  She is very professional and teaches with respect and compassion.  All content was well organized and easy to understand.  I would highly recommend her childbirth educator course! Thanks Amy, I had a great time and really enjoyed the training!  You rock!


The training was excellent! Going in I thought the class would be hours of us just listening to a presenter speak but I was wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Amy and the other students in the class. It made the class time go by faster. I would 100% recommend this class to anyone interested in becoming a CCE.


Honestly, I thought I wouldn’t survive the entire class. due to my fear and lack of confidence. Thankfully, Amy is very hands-on and thorough. She is helpful and patient and makes sure that her Students understand the lecture and the tasks given .Her fun and very engaging games were always a hit. I miss the class already. Thanks, for the wonderful time!


“Amy was a fantastic teacher! I have taken many professional trainings and her teaching style was by far one of the best. She was supportive and I felt very competent at the end of the training. Highly recommend her training!”



Wonderful training! I learned a lot. Amy was very thorough and interactive with her teaching.


Thank you for the knowledge and fun that you provided during the duration of the course. I look forward to having more classes with you. 


I found Amy quite pleasant and very patient to work with. She was also very knowledgeable, and willing to impart that knowledge without judgement. So, even though I did not know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised at the content and I truly look forward to doing more courses with her.


All of the information was really valuable. The information is really great and the ideas of different ways to present it are really helpful and will guide how I present and teach my class.


Amy made the training go by so fast each session. She was accommodating, helpful, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone else that needs to complete the training. Amy made sure it was interactive which can be challenging during online courses or groups.


This training was a great first step towards becoming a childbirth educator. It gave a good overview of the many different topics and highlighted the many activities that can be done both in-person and online to keep students engaged. It was taught from a non-judgemental, inclusive framework and focussed on empowering individuals to make the best choice for themselves.


Loved it! This training was very well organized and delivered in a friendly, non-judgemental way. I was expecting info on childbirth and postpartum but got so much more. Amy gave us tips and tricks to use when teaching, ideas to engage our students, and lots of information on setting up a business. I would highly recommend this training.


The training was great. Amy provided the training in an informative and organized manner. She kept learning methods interesting. Her handouts and presentations were easy to follow. She merged CAPPA information along with Canadian birthing standards and practices. Amy provided a lot of information and support about starting your own business.


I would like to express my gratitude for your continued mentorship over the last few weeks. Working under your guidance has significantly affected the direction of my career and has exposed me to many opportunities for growth and advancement. I really appreciate the time that Amy spent with our group teaching and speaking with us. I would recommend Amy to anyone who is new to the profession.


Amy is a fantastic teacher, her teaching is genuine, patient and kind. She answers every question with clarity. Also very flexible with her time to teach others, Amy is upbeat, tech savvy, and her fun attitude makes you want to take her class on repeat. So well organized, I will certainly be referring Amy for CAPPA training as well as all that she teaches. Thank you Amy I am so happy to have been taught by you. You are awesome!


I would like to express my gratitude for your continued mentorship over the last few weeks. Working under your guidance has significantly affected the direction of my career and has exposed me to many opportunities for growth and advancement. I really appreciate the time that Amy spent with our group teaching and speaking with us. I would recommend Amy to anyone who is new to the profession.

I wanted to share my positive experience with you all!  I recently completed my CCCE journey and had Amy as my teacher.  I just had to share how much I enjoyed my course with Amy and how grateful I am for her continued support, even after I finished the course.  Amy is such a warm, knowledgeable, kind, encouraging and professional educator!  She created a comfortable environment for myself and fellow classmates and lead with respect and an open mind.  Amy’s course was full of hands-on learning and interactive segments.  She was engaging, personable and funny!  I really enjoyed my journey to becoming a CCCE and would recommend Amy’s course to anyone. 
Thank you Amy and everyone at CAPPA for your wonderful services and opportunities! 


Amy was very helpful in teaching us what to cover in our Childbirth Education classes. But more than that, she empowered us to research the latest trends and recommendations, listen to and engage our students, and continue to empower families in whatever stage they are going to encounter. She helped me as a learner, but also as a businesswoman and teacher. I highly recommend Amy and this class to anyone interested in teaching about prenatal or postpartum.


Excellent training! The course was very interactive, well paced and organized. All the information shared was invaluable and I feel prepared to continue on with my Childbirth Educator journey.


This course was very easy to follow and was broken up very well. There was a good mix of videos, activities, discussion, and education that made learning the information easy. Amy has great knowledge and you can tell she has put a lot of time into her course!


Amy is a wonderful trainer. I found her Child Birth Educator training very informative and easy to follow. Amy broke the day up nicely with information sessions, visuals, demonstrations and games. Amy helped me to feel confident moving forward as a birth educator. I would definitely recommend taking her training!