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Traditional (In-Person) Course

This course is designed for students who choose to take the in-person training workshop which is conducted in Mumbai.

Course Fee: Rs.48000/- (Includes – One year CAPPA International Membership, Certification Packet, Manual, Workshop Fee & Mentor Fee. It does not include the cost of the reading books.)


Course Requirements:

  • You have a maximum of 2 years to complete all course requirements. You may finish earlier as well. There is no minimum time limit.
  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a member of CAPPA.
  • Attend a CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training Workshop.
  • Read the Manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list
  • Observe a childbirth education class designed for parents at least 10 hours in length. The class must be taught by a child birth educator currently certified by CAPPA, LAMAZE or ICEA.
  • Observe a breast feeding class designed for parents taught by an IBCLC, CLC or CLE with proof of attendance.
  • Observe a local new born care class designed for parents.
  • Complete a total of 2 student teaching hours with a certified instructor.
  • Observe two labors / births totaling at least 10 hours.
  • Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
  • Complete an essay / research paper as assigned by your mentor.
  • Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
  • In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms; Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement and Scope of Practice.
  • Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.

Online Course

This course is designed for students who are unable to take the in-person training workshop.

Course Fee: Rs.48000/- (Includes – One year CAPPA International Membership, Certification Packet, Manual, Access to Online Modules & Mentor Fee. It does not include the cost of the reading books.)

Course Requirements:

  • You have a maximum of 2 years to complete all course requirements. You may finish earlier as well. There is no minimum time limit.
  • CAPPA certification candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a member of CAPPA.
  • Read the CAPPA Childbirth Educator training manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
  • Complete the online modules.
  • Observe a breast feeding class designed for parents taught by an IBCLC, CLC or CLE with proof of attendance.
  • Observe a child birth education class designed for parents at least 10 hours in length.
  • Observe a local new born care class designed for parents.
  • Complete a total of 2 student teaching hours with a certified instructor.
  • Observe two labors / births totaling at least 10 hours.
  • Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
  • Submit class outline and curriculum, including all handouts.
  • Complete an essay / research paper as assigned by your mentor.
  • Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
  • In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms; Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement and Scope of Practice.
  • Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.

Dual Certification

This course is designed for students who have already been certified or have trained with ICEA or LAMAZE. (Documentation required.)

Course Fees : Rs.25000/- (Includes One year CAPPA Membership, Certification Packet, Manual, Access to Online Modules & Mentor Fees)

Course Requirements:

  • You have a maximum of 1 year to complete all course requirements. You may finish earlier as well. There is no minimum time limit.
  • CAPPA certification candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a member of CAPPA.
  • Read the CAPPA Childbirth Educator training manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
  • Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
  • Submit child birth class evaluations from five students and / or evaluations from your supervisor.
  • Submit a one hour video of yourself teaching.
  • Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
  • In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms; Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement and Scope of Practice.
  • Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.

Accelerated Certification

This course is designed for students who are: an RN, CPM, or chiropractor with at least 1 year clinical experience; a certified labor doula with CAPPA or DONA. CAPPA members may apply for the Accelerated Course by sending proof of qualifications to info@cappaindia.com

Course Fees : Rs.36000/- (Includes – One year CAPPA International Membership, Certification Packet, Manual, HUG Your Baby DVD, Access to Online Modules & Mentor Fee. It does not include the cost of the reading books.)


Course Requirements :

  • You have a maximum of 1 year to complete all course requirements. You may finish earlier as well. There is no minimum time limit.
  • CAPPA certification candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a member of CAPPA.
  • Read the CAPPA Childbirth Educator training manual and the required books from the CAPPA required reading list.
  • Complete the online modules.
  • View the HUG DVD and write a review.
  • Create a resource list with information on local support for parents.
  • Observe a child birth education class designed for parents at least 10 hours in length.
  • Complete a total of 2 student teaching hours with a certified instructor.
  • Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
  • In order for candidates to be eligible for CAPPA certification they must sign and agree to the following forms; Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, Mission Statement, CAPPA Approach / Philosophy Statement, Vision Statement and Scope of Practice.
  • Please view all of CAPPA’s Policies and Procedures.

Scope of Practice

    A CAPPA Certified Child Birth Educator will work with pregnant mothers and families and provide them information and support on pregnancy, birth and post delivery aspects. These are the trainers who would be conducting pregnancy / prenatal classes. A CAPPA Certified Child Birth Educator may set up private practice or work in association with doctors or maternity hospitals.

  • Offer non-biased perinatal information, support, encouragement, guidance, referrals, and education to families.
  • Provide information on birth options and resources.
  • Encourage informed decision making.
  • Help families understand their rights according to current healthcare policy and legal statues.
  • Work closely with the birthing woman and her family as she explores her values and needs surrounding birth.
  • Provide the woman with non-medical comfort techniques for labor, such as positions and movement, comforting touch, visualization, breathing techniques, and affirmation.
  • Provide support to the birthing woman’s partner or family.
  • Provide culturally sensitive and adult based education.
  • Refer to healthcare professionals when support requires clinical assessment, a need for prescription, or medical diagnosis.
  • Seek to foster a cooperative, respectful, and positive atmosphere with the birth team.

The CAPPA Childbirth Educator is not a clinician and therefore does not:

  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Prescribe or give dosages of herbal or over-the-counter medications.
  • Administer treatment of medical conditions.
  • Perform clinical procedures.

Program Director


Brenda Bach
Child Birth Educator
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