Training Workshops:

Babies and Children at Workshops:

  • Due to experiential nature of workshops, participants receive maximum benefits when there is minimal distraction. Infants may be in the workshop only while breastfeeding or asleep.

Workshop Cancellations and Refunds:

  • Reservations for airline tickets and accommodations (if not refundable) should not be made until you receive confirmation details about your workshop, about one month before start date.
  • If BirthWorks cancels a workshop, you receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel up to 30 days before the start date of the workshop, a refund minus $95 admin fee is given.
  • If you cancel within 30 days of the start date, there are no refunds.
  • Workshops attended are only valid for three years toward your Certification, after which you must attend a new workshop.

Certificate of Attendance OR Certification:

  • Participants receive a “Certificate of Attendance” after attending our professional Workshops upon fulfilling three requirements: payment in full, attendance at all Workshop hours, and completion of an online Workshop Evaluation. This is not the same as Certification.
  • After attending a workshop, you are offered the chance to be listed as “BirthWorks-inspired” in our Professionals Directory.
  • If you decide later to join a Certification program to earn your BirthWorks professional credential (see below), the workshop you attended counts for three years toward those program requirements.

Workshop Discounts:

  • Early discount is always offered, if you pay in full by 30 days prior to the workshop start date.
  • Bring friends or family members and each person gets 20% off the following workshops (Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, ACED) – all must pay within 24 hours, contact us for a discount code to share with your group.
  • Payment plans: two payments in a 3-month period (must be paid in full before workshop start date) 
  • Members get 10% off workshop fees (in addition to other discounts)
  • Scholarship requests are considered for BIPOC, LGBTQIA* or anyone requesting need-based supportcontact us

Certification Training Programs:

Certification Cancellations and Refunds:

  • When you pay for Certification, you will be emailed a Certification Packet outlining all detailed requirements. You have 30 days to review the packet, after which there are no refunds.
  • If within 30 days, you chose not to certify, a refund minus $95 admin fee is given.

Workshop Requirement:

  • To earn a BirthWorks Certification and your BirthWorks credential you must complete all registration requirements (including a workshop). You can take the workshop first or begin the Certification process first, that is up to you.
  • Workshops count toward Certification requirements for a three-year period, after which full payment and full participation in a new workshop is required. For a workshop to count toward Certification, you must take the workshop before or within the given program timeline:
    • Childbirth Educator – 24 months
    • Birth Doula – 18 months
    • Postpartum Doula – 12 months
    • ACED (Accelerated Childbirth Educator & Doula) – 30 months

Certification Discounts:

  • Join with friends or family members and each person gets 20% off the certification fee – all must pay within 24 hours, contact us for a discount code to share with your group
  • Payment plans: two payments in a 3-month period (must be paid in full before certification work and Mentoring starts)
  • Scholarship requests are considered for BIPOC, LGBTQIA* or anyone requesting need-based support: contact us

Extension and Mentoring Fees:

  • If you can not complete all Certification requirements by the required timeline, you can purchase an annual Extension Fee (each year as needed), allowing you more time to complete your program. There is no Mentoring during the extension period.
  • After all of your work is completed, you need to pay a one-time Mentoring Fee, for it to be reviewed.
  • During any time you are paying for extensions, you must pay to maintain continuous membership in BirthWorks.

Re-Entry

Recertification and Membership:

  • You must fulfill all BirthWorks program recertification requirements, every two years, in order to keep your BirthWorks Certification valid and keep your BirthWorks credentials.
  • You must maintain continuous membership with BirthWorks after earning your professional BirthWorks Certification, in order to keep your BirthWorks Certification valid and keep and use your BirthWorks credentials.

Please contact us with any questions