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DONA International Certification

How to get started

DONA International has the highest certification standards for doulas worldwide. When a doula proudly adds the letters CD(DONA) or PCD(DONA) after her name, it shows the world she has met all the requirements of our rigorous certification program.

Achieving certification is a process that requires considerable time and effort. Before beginning the certification process, we recommend that you learn about what it means to be a DONA International doula. Browse the DONA International website, read our Position Papers, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and other DONA International literature that you will find on our website. You might even wish to find DONA International certified doulas in your area through our doula locator and talk with them about their experiences as a doula. Then decide for yourself if you have what it takes to make a commitment to serving mothers, newborns and families as a DONA International certified doula.

Whether you want to be certified as a birth doula or a postpartum doula, follow this three-step process to get started:

  1. Make sure you are a current member of DONA International. Join today.
  2. Find a doula workshop and get started.
  3. Purchase a birth or postpartum Certification Packet in the DONA Boutique. You will have two years from the date stamped on your certification packet to complete the certification process.

Note: You can pursue certification as a birth doula, a postpartum doula or both. You do not have to be certified in any particular order and you can pursue both certifications simultaneously. After you are a certified doula your contact information will be on our web site if you desire.

Learn more about birth doula certificaton
Learn more about postpartum doula certification

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Become a Birth Doula
Learn more about DONA International birth doula certification.

Become a Postpartum Doula
Learn more about DONA International postpartum doula certification.

Certification Packets
Purchase your Birth or Postpartum Doula Certification Packet in the
DONA Boutique.

Find a Doula Workshop
Use the DONA International
Workshop Locator.

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