CAPPA Academy is a state of the art virtual classroom experience. CAPPA Academy provides the opportunity for students to obtain the highest level of training and education of any perinatal certification organization. As leaders in the perinatal education field, we pride ourselves in offering our members the latest technology. By combining excellent, in-person, evidenced based, standardized trainings with the convenience of the virtual classroom setting, CAPPA now offers unparalleled education for perinatal professionals. As part of our mission to foster and encourage relevant information, support, and training, we are proud to announce the launch of CAPPA Academy, which further demonstrates our commitment to the highest possible standards for all CAPPA members.
CAPPA Academy Certified Postpartum Doula CPD – Transfer/Dual Program
This online portion of this course and exam is designed for those candidates who wish to enter and complete the Dual/Transfer Postpartum Program. All who register for this course must be current members of CAPPA and maintain CAPPA membership throughout certification process and while certified. A lapse in your CAPPA membership will result in your CAPPA Academy account being disabled and a re-enrollment fee being applied.
This online course and exam is designed for those candidates who wish to transfer or dual certify with CAPPA from a pre-approved* postpartum doula certification organization. In order to register for this course you must meet the following requirements:
Be a currently certified postpartum doula with a pre-approved* postpartum doula certification organization
Be able to provide proof of current certification with pre-approved* postpartum doula certification organization
Be a current member of CAPPA in good standing and maintain membership throughout the certification process and while certified
If you are certified through an organization other than one that has been approved by CAPPA, or your certification with the pre-approved organization has lapsed, please DO NOT register for this course. Email the program director at CPDdirector@cappa.net for other options.
This course includes detailed instruction on steps for completion, access to all paperwork necessary for certification and access to the certification exams. As of June 1, 2014 CAPPA Academy will coincide with your training date. Once CAPPA Academy is purchased, you will have access until your certification timeframe is expired. All who register for this course must be current members of CAPPA and maintain CAPPA membership throughout certification process and while certified. Students will receive their program manual in the Postpartum Doula Transfer/Dual Program Kit available here in the CAPPA store. You will have a total of 2 years from date of purchase to complete all steps to certification.
The fee for this course includes the entry fee, exam fee, certification processing fee, and the Postpartum Doula manual. It does not include a rush result fee. If you have any questions, please email the Executive Director of Postpartum Doula Programs at CPDdirector@cappa.net. Once you register for a course and CAPPA processes your registration fee and enrolls you in CAPPA Academy, there are no refunds. For a clear understanding of the scope of practice of the CPD please click here.
This program does not qualify one to issue medical advice, diagnose medical conditions for mother or baby, or to prescribe treatment or medication.
Please contact the Executive Director of Postpartum Doula Programs for a list of accepted pre-approved postpartum doula certifications that are eligible for the Transfer/Dual Certification.
*Please be advised that policies may be changed or adjusted during the course of your certification process. By enrolling in CAPPA Academy, you agree to abide by these changes.
If you have previously purchased your certification packet and/or processing fee prior to October 1st, 2012, to enter CAPPA Academy at the appropriate fees, please call the CAPPA office based on a previous CPD certification purchase.
Please make sure you are registered for the correct CAPPA Academy program (traditional / accelerated / dual).
A $30.00 service fee is required for changing programs.