Certified Licensed Instructor Application


Here you can access tools provided by NBDA based on your level of membership or interest:

Before you begin, please review:

  • Active member of the NBDA 1+ years with no lapse in membership
  • Minimum of 5 years verifiable Doula business
  • Adhering to the NBDA C.O.E. with no grievances filed
  • Attend a Birth & Postpartum NBDA Doula Training, complimentary
  • Completion of Instructor Application
  • Completion of NBDA Certified Licensing Agreement
  • Commitment to host a minimum of 4 trainings a year
  • Full Payment of $1250 (Billed Annually)

PLEASE NOTE: We use Stripe Connect as our payment gateway. You will need to create a Stripe business account to accept payments.


Please be prepared to upload the following documents PRIOR to submitting your application:

  • Proof that you completed a doula training w/date

  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance

  • Signed Licensing Agreement. Please download a blank copy to upload here.


Thank you for applying to become an NBDA Licensed Certified Doula Instructor. Please allow 10-15 business days for the processing your application. A deposit of $625 is due at the time of subission. Once approved, you will be sent a link to complete your instructor profile. Thereafter the balance of $625 will be due. Deadline Dec. 1st, 2021.

After completing your payment, you will receive full access to the Instructor’s Briefcase and Lounge.

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Requirements for NBDA Certified Instructor:

  • Complete  both the NBDA Birth & Postpartum Doula Trainings led by CEO. Upon completion, you will receive your your NBDA Doula Certification, NBDA-CD. 

  • Provide the Company proof of student’s status as an NBDA doula for no less than one (1) year; Active NBDA Membership, with no lapse or grievances filed.

  • Provide the Company proof of current professional liability insurance for your doula practice (“proof of Insurance”);

  • Sign the Certified Instructor Agreement before being able to use the Licensed Mark or Licensed Materials in any way.

  • Pay NBDA licensing fee

Requirements to maintain certification as an NBDA Certified Instructor:

  • Submit proof of Insurance;

  • Pay an annual recertification fee to the Company;

  • Submit proof that all continuing education requirements have been satisfied;

  • Adhere to the Company’s guidelines on how to use and teach the NBDA curriculum, including, but not limited to, the Company’s guidelines on providing doula services.