Help Families from Pregnancy to Parenting
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE educators) help families cope with fears and empower them with evidence-based information about labor and birth.
See for yourself why some of our educators became Lamaze certified:
- “A passion to see women prepared to have a powerful, life-changing, positive birth experience”
- “Empower women, especially disadvantaged women and families”
- “To share evidence-based data that birth is normal without unnecessary medical intrusion unless specifically indicated”
- “Help couples learn how to work together through the challenge of childbirth leading to working together through other challenges”
Be a Trusted Partner
By becoming a certified childbirth educator, you are showing your commitment to families that you are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest evidence. When they take a class led by a certified educator, they know to trust you and the information you are sharing to help them through their pregnancy and birth experience.
Based on our research, 90% of healthcare providers say certified childbirth educators are beneficial to the care provider/patient relationship, and 94% say they are more likely to recommend a certified childbirth educator.
Becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator will not only help you remain informed, it will help you establish and maintain an excellent reputation in your community. Lamaze is the most well-known and respected childbirth educator certification with 96% of healthcare providers aware of Lamaze—higher than any other childbirth education program.
Why Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator?
There are other options, so why Lamaze? Having a Lamaze certification means being connected to an international network of childbirth experts and fellow educators. It means you’re willing to contribute to the field by sharing your experience and knowledge. It means bearing a title that families and providers can trust.
As the only accredited childbirth educator certification, Lamaze certification prepares you to teach the latest evidence with skill and confidence. For more than 50 years, Lamaze International has been educating families to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and newborn experience.
The Journey to Certification is Simple
With just three simple steps, becoming a Lamaze educator is simple.
Customize Your Certification Journey
Lamaze understands that childbirth educators come from varied backgrounds. If you’re unable to complete the steps above, or if you are already an experienced and highly skilled educator or midwife, explore your alternate options.
- Apply for an LCCE Educator Diversity Scholarship: We are proud to continue to offer our Lamaze Educator Learning Guide and LCCE Certification Exam scholarships to expand and better prepare our base of educators to improve safe and healthy births for everyone, everywhere. View the 2021 application to learn more. The application will close on Friday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Study Materials That Help You Succeed
We want to see you succeed! Explore our exam study resources, designed for all kinds of test takers. We highly recommend the Exam Prep Course, available in English and Spanish, which includes practice questions from past exams and study tips.
Opportunities to Grow as an Educator: Childbirth Educator Seminars
Looking to develop your teaching skills and get advice from an experienced mentor? During your journey towards childbirth educator certification, you have the option to enroll in a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar.
Taught by experienced leaders in the field, you’ll be able to ask questions and engage in hands-on learning.
“Find an Educator” Feature Connects You to Families
Your status as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator sets you apart from other childbirth educators, and shows families that you have demonstrated your skill and experience. Families are searching for a guide they can trust—and the “Find an Educator” feature on the website directs them to you!
Want to get started on your path towards LCCE Certification? Complete the form below for a complimentary step-by-step guide and helpful resources.