We’d love to welcome you to the ranks of Lamaze Certified Educators!
Here is the standard, most direct route for new and aspiring Lamaze educators:
Study with the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide
Order the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide to complete your self-study of the essential content for educators.
BUY THE GUIDE
Candidates must order their own copy of the Learning Guide through Lamaze International.
The 2017 Learning Guide will fulfill exam eligibility through the November 2019 exam administration.
Attend a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar
Attend a Lamaze Seminar to acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective educator. Learn more.
Our trainers are among the most highly skilled childbirth educators in the world, and a Lamaze childbirth educator seminar is the gold standard for training new childbirth educators. You’ll learn how to teach creative, hands-on childbirth education for Millennials and Gen Z, all based on the highest quality evidence. You may already know a lot about birth, but our trainers will teach you how to teach. Learn more about Lamaze childbirth educator seminars.
FIND A SEMINAR
Apply, Take and Pass the Lamaze Certification Exam
After you have completed both steps above, you are eligible to apply to take the Lamaze Certification Exam.
LEARN MORE & APPLY FOR THE EXAM
We’re deeply invested in training high-quality childbirth educators who will be able to pass our rigorous exam and teach creative, engaging and evidence-based classes. Completing the three steps above is the strongest path to achieving those goals.
LCCE Educator Diversity Scholarship Program
Lamaze International offers an LCCE Educator Diversity Scholarship Program to support our goal of developing a racially diverse membership LCCE workforce to expand and enhance a culturally sensitive, diverse to improve safe and healthy birth for mothers and babies in all communities. Eligible candidates may apply for either the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide or the LCCE Certification Exam scholarship.
Application closes Monday, August 31 at 11:59 ET. Candidates will be notified the week of September 14.
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Alternate Ways to Become Eligible for Lamaze Certification
Already an experienced childbirth educator? Midwife or midwifery student? Other special circumstances? We still recommend that you:
✔ Buy the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide, it will help you study for the exam and strengthen your knowledge and evidence base, with a specific focus on the core Lamaze principles.
✔ Attend a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar, where you will benefit from dozens of new teaching techniques, discover the evidence behind how adults learn and gain a transformative passion for this work.
If you’re unable to complete the standard route or if you are already an experienced and highly skilled educator or midwife, these are some alternate options to become Lamaze certified. You can choose one alternative to each of the first two recommended steps:
Choose One Alternative to Recommended Step 1: Study with the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide
Choose One Alternative to Recommended Step 2: Attend a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar
- Document 60 hours of childbirth education teaching experience within the past three years.
- Document your status as a current student or graduate from a midwifery training program. (This option must be paired with a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar for exam eligibility)
- Complete an approved formal course on teaching childbirth education.
Required Step 3: Apply,Take And Pass the Lamaze Certification Exam
All Lamaze certification candidates must take the Lamaze certification exam.
Note: All eligibility requirements must be completed within three calendar years of exam registration. Attending a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar may only be used for step 1 or step 2, not both.