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Birth Doula Studies - Certificate of Achievement (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$649.00
Tuition: $649
Fees for this program are currently unavailable. For more information please contact registration.

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

Whether you have a passion for supporting families or wish to use this is as a stepping stone to explore other perinatal professions, College of the Rockies' Birth Doula Certificate program is the perfect choice.

The Birth Doula Studies Online Program consists of three online modules as well as practicum assignments, all of which are taken to complete the (non-accredited) Continuing Education Birth Doula Studies Certificate.

The Birth Doula Studies Program, including practicum, is approximately 108 hours and the online access is available almost 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The time commitment is a minimum of 5 hours per week of online course work, as well as reading, assignments, etc, and the instructor will advise you in advance of assignment due dates.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old at the time when Practicum begins.
  • Adequate English communication skills and ability to read and write at an appropriate level
  • Experience with, and access to, computers, word processing, and internet
  • A genuine desire to support childbearing families
  • Comfortable discussing all aspects of childbirth

Program Modules

Module 1 - The Doula as a Holistic Birth Practitioner
Module 2 – The Doula during Childbirth
Module 3 – The Baby, the Business and You

Program Practicum

In addition to online Modules 1, 2 and 3, the following practical needs to be completed in order to earn the Birth Doula Studies Continuing Education Certificate:

Volunteer Experience - A minimum of 20 hours of volunteer experience is required within 6 months of program start date. Resources and instructions will be posted online in your doula course.

Book Reports 1 & 2 - Read and report on 2 books from the required reading list within 6 months of program start date. Resources and instructions will be posted online in the course.

Birth Attendance - Attend and report on 2 births within 1 year of program start date. Resources and instructions will be posted online in the course.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.


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