Apply for Initial Certification

 Initial certification is for students who’ve completed an in-person, virtual, or self-paced course with BDT and have met all requirements to apply for certification. Students have two years from the day of course completion to apply for initial certification.


Initial Certification Requirements

      All doulas applying must be in good standing with our organization. For initial certification, the following must be completed: 


In-Person, Virtual or Self-Paced Doula Course

Pre-requirements & Course Work

In-Person Hands-on-Training

Support for 3 Birth/Postpartum Clients

Book Summary Questionnaire

Doula-Client Verification Form

Birth Charting Form

Completion Mentorship Program


   Fees for Certification

                    A one-time fee of $99 is due upon submission of your application for initial and recertification. Recertification is required every two years.


Application Submission

After your application has been submitted, allow up to 30 days for us to review your documents and verify your clients before your certificate is issued.