Certified Professional Doula Training (200 Hr Program)

What is the Certified Professional Doula (CPD) Training?

The CPD training program is a 200 hour doula training program that will prepare the student to begin work as a professional doula upon completion of the program. The program will be a true full spectrum training with topics that include the physical stages and emotional implications for pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period; appropriate support measures for each of those stages; infant development, nutrition and feeding guidelines; appropriate medical protocols; family and sibling support; sleep support; providing support through abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth; running a doula business, and much more.  AlloTribe values a high standard and commitment to professionalism and will emphasize these foundations throughout the program. 

Topics covered include but are limited to: 

  • Physical stages, emotional implications, and support measures for:

    • pregnancy​

    • labor

    • birth

    • postpartum period

  • infant development

  • nutrition and feeding guidelines

  • appropriate medical protocols

  • family and sibling support

  • sleep support

  • providing support through:

    • abortion​

    • miscarriage

    • stillbirth

  • running a doula business ​

How is the CPD Training different from others? 

Unique to this program is the opportunity to gain both academic knowledge and hands on experience. Through role play, skill building, critical thinking exercises, volunteer experience, and small business training and preparation, you will be prepared to practice confidently as a trained professional doula. This program has been developed in conjunction with family care providers, medical professionals and educational specialists. 

The program is meant to be completed in one college semester (16 weeks). Class will meet once a week for 4 hours, for 15 weeks. There will be one week with a break (spring/fall), making the total 16 weeks. Through a partnership with local hospitals, a 60 hour clinical requirement will be completed outside of class time and will be scheduled on your own time. Additionally, approximately 80 hours of coursework/homework and modules will be completed outside of class time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the training program?


The program is meant to be completed in one college semester (16 weeks). Class will meet once a week for 4 hours, for 15 weeks. There will be one week with a break (spring/fall), making the total 16 weeks. Through a partnership with local hospitals, a 60 hour volunteer requirement is outside of class time and will be scheduled on your own time. Additionally, approx. 80 hours of coursework/homework and modules will be completed outside of class time.




What is the cost of the training program?


The cost of the program is $12,000.00 BUT for the Fall 2020 session, we're offering a 60% discount for a total of $5,000.00. Additional expenses include books and supplies (will be discussed in syllabus.) A $400.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon application acceptance to hold your spot, and will be applied towards your balance. A payment schedule will be in place for each session.




What is the commitment required?


This program is meant for those who are serious about the doula profession and who want to practice as a doula in some capacity. This program requires a high level of commitment and self-study, as the majority of the work is done outside the classroom. Classroom time is dedicated to introducing topics and providing evidence-based information and presenting homework and further modules to be completed outside class time. It is crucial to your success to attend all classes as well as completing all assignments and volunteer work.




What are the application requirements?


Each student must complete an application and submit an application fee of $50.00. All applicants must have a valid high school diploma/GED or equivalent and must be at least 18 years of age. A formal acceptance interview will be conducted via phone or in person after receipt of the application and fee. In order to complete the application, you will also need to include the items below before you can submit your application for review. *PERSONAL Letter of Recommendation *PROFESSIONAL Letter of Recommendation




Will I be certified? What are the credentials?


Upon completion of all program requirements, you will be certified as a Certified Professional Doula (CPD). You will use the credential CPD.





Current Open Registrations

FALL 2020

Classes Begin:

September 14, 2020

**Make sure you have an uploadable copy of your personal and professional recommendation letters before you start your application. They are required to submit.** 

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