Lamaze offers a three-step process to be eligible to sit for the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) certification exam. Lamaze International is here to guide you to education and resources that will help you acquire the training and skills you need. Explore the options below to fulfill the eligibility requirements in the way that works for you!
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:
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.
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
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.
Note: The Lamaze Certification Council develops and administers certification examinations to determine the qualifications of candidates for certification. The Council does not require, provide, or endorse any specific learning guides, training or review courses. The Council, certification staff members, and certification subject matter experts do not have involvement in the creation, accreditation, approval, endorsement or delivery of the Lamaze Educator Learning Guide or any examination review courses, preparatory materials, educational programs, or training programs that prepare candidates for the LCCE certification examination.
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:
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.