END-OF-LIFE DOULA CERTIFICATION Professionalize your services with Lifespan Doulas.
What does it mean to be a certified end-of-life doula?
Certification simply indicates that one has completed the requirements of one particular training program. Doulas are an unregulated profession. There is no local, regional or federal authority or over-arching regulatory body that oversees doula training and certification programs. Certification is a voluntary process and is not required to practice as an end-of-life doula. Generally, certification guarantees that the person calling him/herself a "doula" has:
CREDENTIAL EARNED: Certified End-of-Life Doula (CEOLD)
LENGTH OF CERTIFICATON: 3 years. To maintain certification status, doulas must provide services to at least three families and complete continuing education requirements every three-year period.
HOW IT WORKS: The Certification Packet comes as a PDF download and contains the forms and instructions needed to certify. Once you have completed all the requirements, simply submit your packet.
FEES: There are no longer any additional fees involved (beyond your investment in training and maintaining an annual membership).