for Childbirth Education
& Nursing Mothers' Council
2023 BACE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING workshop
typically 10 Tuesdays | mid-March through mid-May | 5-9pm | online
The BACE Childbirth Educator Training Program is the first step to certification as a Childbirth Educator. This course provides the skills, curriculum development support, and mentoring you will need to be a resource for childbearing families.
To be certified, you will need to submit your childbirth education curriculum and be approved to teach a trial series and enrich your knowledge with continuing education credits.
BACE-Certified Educators are currently teaching in hospitals, community health centers, maternity and parenting centers and other professional locations, as well as independently.
BACE CBE workshops include
1. our comprehensive and customizable curriculum, ready to teach upon completion of BACE
2. Evidence Based Birth Higher Ed Program modules
3. discounted access to Evidence Based Birth Professional Membership
4. access to The Educated Birth library of illustrations, images and infographics
The BACE CBE Training Workshop offers:
40 hours of instruction and discussion with experienced faculty members, who are experts in the fields of maternal health and obstetrics/midwifery
Practice and skill-building activities to increase readiness to teach. Upon completion of the program, participants will have developed an engaging BACE-approved curriculum complete with teaching activities and learner objectives
A READY TO TEACH customizable curriculum and access to the library of images through The Educated Birth
Each of 10 sessions is made up of content review, curriculum development tips, and teaching technique
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
BACE 2023 dates: TBD at this time. Look for updates seasonally. Check out BACE+ 2022 to see if you are positioned for an accelerated training!
Classes will be largely virtual, with an in-person session at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Spring
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.
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
The cost of BACE Childbirth Educator Training Workshop and certification are as follows:
Course $1600 30 days prior to training, $1700 thereafter
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
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.