Childbirth Educator Certification (CBE)
Birth Arts International has been offering this dynamic childbirth education training program for students for over 10 years. This training keeps with the BAI philosophy and continue to offer students extensive education and support. You will find our CBE graduates teaching independently, in birth centers and hospitals all over the world.
Become a Childbirth Educator, offering women a holistic and natural choice for childbirth education. The philosophy which founded Birth Arts International is guided by knowing and trusting women. This program will assist you in teaching not only stellar Childbirth Education classes but also to reinforce positive birthing imagery and beliefs for women. Students can take the program online through eLearning, Weekend Workshop or via Distance Learning.
What the Program Covers
Pregnancy- common issues and comfort measures, health and well being and natural progressions.
Labor and Birth- comfort measures, support person techniques
Sexuality and Relationships
Health- Nutrition, Alternative Health
Types of birthing environments and so much more...
Introduction to Childbirth Education
Class Outlines and Class Options
Teaching Skills and Development
Lectures and Activities
Grief and Death
Health and Well-Being
Power Point Presentations
Labor and Birth Stages
Stages of Labor and Birth
Support Persons Top 10
Cascade of Interventions
Normal Labor and Delivery
Breastfeeding- Getting Started
Students have to complete the reading list, assignments, complete the workbook assignments, audit a CBE session, teach your own, make class materials and handouts, you will have to teach your own session to be reviewed and complete a business plan.
Usually the program takes about six months for students to complete, the program is at your own pace and students can work when life allows. Students do not pay any additional fees or have to re-certify.
Students can connect with other students via our email list, and Facebook student only groups. You also have access directly to your primary instructor through email, telephone and student messaging
Birth Arts Students who attend the weekend training workshop should know that there are additional assignments to be completed in the period afterwards before certification. There are no additional fees for certification or membership.
- Working Computer, this really useful no matter your enrollment option.
- Working DVD Drive on computer, or ability to stream audio and media. We no longer send CDs but most childbirth videos are now on DVD or streaming.
- Skype Account for student/teacher interactions. This is a free internet telephoney. If you cannot use Skype we can find an alternative, but it is preferred.
- Audacity to record a lecture for teacher- this is a free download
- Microphone headset- Around $25-50.00
Access to eLearning after your in person class
No Shipping costs
Connection to community
eLearning Education Program
Instant access to materials
No Shipping Costs
All of your educational materials are online and you can work wherever you have internet
Interactive classroom and student connections online
Materials sent to you
Access to eLearning Classroom and other students
Work with other students
Unlike other certification organizations, Birth Arts International has no additional fees. Your enrollment fee is the only fee we will charge you. We do not have certification, membership or examination fees that are due to become certified or to keep your membership current. All enrollments are final.