Boston Association
for Childbirth Education
& Nursing Mothers' Council

2023 BACE+ ACCELERATED Childbirth Educator Training Workshop
3 full days in October, dates announced in Summer   | 10-6pm | online

By popular request, we are now offering The BACE+ Accelerated Childbirth Educator Training Workshop! BACE+ is designed for those with a solid understanding and background in pregnancy and childbirth. The course consists of 24 hours of in-class time (our traditional program is 40 hours over 10 weeks), group discussion, adult learning concepts, and presentation practice. This unique program provides mentorship in curriculum development and facilitation skills for teaching impactful, evidence-based childbirth classes and workshops.

To be certified, you will need to submit your childbirth education curriculum for approval. Once you've taught  a certification series, and enriched your knowledge with continuing education credits, you will be recommended for certification through BACE (BCCE = BACE-Certified Childbirth Educator).

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BACE+ CBE workshops include

  1. our comprehensive and customizable curriculum, ready to teach upon completion of BACE

  2. a complete library of resources, links, articles and videos in our Google Classroom

  3. access to The Educated Birth library of illustrations, images and infographics

Course overview

The BACE+ Accelerated CBE Training Workshop offers:

  • Intensive instruction and discussion with experienced faculty members to support you in the curriculum design and development, rooted in evidence and depth of knowledge of maternity care systems

  • Practice and skill-building activities to increase teaching efficacy and impact for families you serve as an existent birth professional

  • A READY TO TEACH customizable curriculum and access to the library of images through The Educated Birth

Classes include

Three 8-hour sessions are made up of content review, curriculum development tips, and teaching technique​s

  • Provision of resources and materials, with knowledge assessment of content for solid understanding

  • "Teachbacks:" practice facilitation sessions conducted twice during the course

  • Opportunities to gain insight from mentors, faculty, and co-participants

  • Eligibility to apply for the scholarship rate to Evidence Based Birth's Professional Membership with option to extend access, and up to 20 CEUs for completing all modules

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Qualifications

Class size will be limited to 8 people. Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current or prior experience as certified childbirth educator

  • RN with MCH background/experience

  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)

  • Certified birth doula, with minimum 50 births attended and current CEUs

Will consider other experience on an individual basis​

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Application process

Review each of the following before applying:

Once your application and application fee have been received, you will be contacted for an interview with one of our approving faculty.

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To certify

These requirements must be completed to achieve certification as a BACE-Certified Childbirth Educator (BCCE):

  • Tuition paid in full

  • Completion of all Google Classroom assignments

  • Approved outline and curriculum

  • Interviews with a midwife and a new parent

  • Completion of Certification Series, observed by your BACE Faculty Mentor

    • There is a $250 fee for observation of your Certification Series, due upon scheduling

    • Certification Series must be 12 hours, and include a minimum of 3 pregnant people

Costs

The cost of BACE Childbirth Educator Training Workshop and certification are as follows:

  • Application               $70

  • Course                     $1600 for early registrants, $1700 within 30 days of workshop

  • CBE observation         included in course cost

  • Certification series      $250, due upon scheduling this series (observed by mentor)

  • Materials                  Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (required text) = $12.95

  Professional Membership with Evidence Based Birth = current monthly rate​

Partial scholarships available for those planning to teach in underserved communities with wide health disparities. Contact us for more information, and to apply for a scholarship.