Birth Doula Certification

Birth Doula Certification Requirements 

Required Training for Initial Birth Doula Certification

  • An NCB approved foundational birth doula training that includes the core competencies of:
    • Perinatal counseling and support services
    • Labor support
    • Infant care
  • Cultural competency/Cultural humility (a minimum of six hours)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance (a minimum of one hour)
  • Trauma informed care (a minimum of four hours)

Please see Foundational Training section details.

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

Please contact Natalie Powell with any questions: