Certification for Doulas

Birth Ways International Certification Programs

Birthways International certification for doulas


Become a Certified Doula with Birth Ways International

The first step in certification is to order the certification pack. The $175 fee covers the package, feedback, processing all documents, and your official BWI Birth or Postpartum Doula Certification once all the steps are complete. There is no annual membership fee and no requirement to re-certify as long as you are an active doula or participating in continuing education (details with certification pack).

If you're curious about why we offer training and certification as separate products, please see our certification video.

You have two years to complete this process, which begins with a 16 hour BWI Doula Training course.

Unique to BWI:  We provide individualized support for you through this process!

  1. Your instructor will provide individual feedback as your requirements are submitted; she will answer questions and you can debrief with her while the clients are still fresh in your mind.
  2. We offer monthly "Live Q & A" video conferencing calls.  Numbers are kept low to allow participants to ask their questions.

Please check out details and a list of requirements at Birth Doula Certification and Post Partum Doula Certification.


A comparison of various certifying organizations is available upon request.