Boston Association
for Childbirth Education
& Nursing Mothers' Council

2022 BACE Childbirth Educator Training Workshop
Tuesdays starting March 8 (subject to change)

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 registrants receive access to Evidence Based Birth's exclusive Higher Ed webinar modules, included in the cost of tuition!


These 30-60 minute videos featuring Rebecca Dekker are focused on current issues and relevant studies that make learning more accessible, and provides more time for our faculty to engage with participants.

Participation in the Higher Ed program offers an educational discount on Professional Membership with Evidence Based Birth, providing access to 26 CEUs with EBB's Advanced Courses, above and beyond the 10 required for certification!

Course overview

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

Classes include

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 2022 dates: training held on 10 Tuesdays starting March 8 (subject to change) from 5 to 9pm.

Classes will be a mix of virtual and in-person sessions at Newton Wellesley Hospital (as feasible)

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.


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

  • Application            $70

  • 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.