Become a Contact Hour Provider
Educators and Birth Professionals

Become a Contact Hour Provider

Does your organization provide training for childbirth educators? If so, consider providing Lamaze contact hours.

Provide Lamaze Contact Hours

In order to maintain their certification, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE educators) must earn contact hours that help them stay up-to-date on the latest research and teaching practices. 

With more than 2,000 LCCE educators worldwide, offering Lamaze contact hours for your education programs can help expand your reach and market your offerings to the Lamaze educators working to maintain their credential. Approval of your application allows you to provide Lamaze contact hours for a specific activity, course, or other educational event.

If you have questions regarding the application process or if your content aligns with one of the Lamaze competencies, please email us at!

Apply to be a Contact Hour Provider

To start the process toward becoming a contact hour provider, review the Continuing Education Policies. Lamaze will accept applications for in-person or online educational offerings (live or on-demand). 

Step 1) Download and complete the Lamaze contact hour provider application form.

Step 2) Submit your application at least 60 days prior to your event.

Please note that submitting and paying for your application review does not guarantee that your application will be approved for contact hours. Even if your activity has been approved in the past, you must submit a new application at least 60 days prior to your event.


Application fees for contact hours based on the number of hours you are requesting:

05. – 5 $55
5.5 – 10 $80
10.5 – 20 $100
20.5 – 25 $125
25.5+ $175

Online, on-demand activities may be approved for a three year period for a one-time fee of $300.  Additional occurrences of approved activities can be added within the calendar year at a discounted rate of 50%.