Doula Certification

Birth Doula Certification Requirements & Application

Training: Successful completion of a Nevada Certification Board (NCB) approved doula training, or a combination of approved training, or doula certification* that includes:

  • The core competencies of:
    • Perinatal counseling and support services
    • Labor support
    • Infant care
  • Cultural competency
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance
  • Trauma informed care

Additional Certification: Adult/infant CPR certification

Experience: Attendance at a minimum of one birth within the past 5 years, with a recommendation submitted to NCB by the birthing individual (via Certemy credentialing management system)

Code of Ethics: The applicant must agree to adhere to the NCB Certified Doula Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.

Residency Requirements:  The applicant must live or work in Nevada at least 50% of the time to be certified by the Nevada Certification Board and maintain that certification.

Application fee: $100

Recertification: 20 hours of NCB approved continuing education every two years in the doula competencies below and a renewal fee of $50.

*Accepted Certifications/Training for “Birth Doula”

  • Expert Rating ($99)
  • Birthing Advocacy (BADT)
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
  • Childbirth International
  • Doula Training International
  • Doulas of North America (DONA)
  • Prodoula
  • The International Doula Institute
  • Additional certifications upon approval of the NCB Doula Advisory Committee and/or the NCB Curriculum and CEU committee

Please download the application here.

Please contact Natalie Powell with any questions: