full-spectrum doula training

The full expression of DTI!
Offered in-person or online, you can receive 3 certifications in 12 months.

In this program, you’ll learn DTI’s core concepts, receive access to comprehensive reproductive health, birth and postpartum training, and of course receive certification for life. Offered both in-person and online, this training is flexible, affordable and geared toward building and cultivating community within your practice, as you learn at your own pace and train with seasoned educators and doulas. 

Whats included:

  • 1 year of membership with doula resources
  • Your 12 month program// our in-person training starts with a 4 day workshop and our online training is a top-quality course, curriculum formatted for virtual learning (DTI has been training online for years!)
  • DTI Workbook to guide you through your training and to use with clients
  • Learn live with your instructor during the first 3 months of intensive coursework, including Cultural Humility, our Slow Doula Method, and all the how-tos of managing a doula business
  • 12 months of community mentorship
  • Certification package
  • Certification for life once you are certified through DTI, you never have to re-certify!

To certify, you must:

  • Complete entire online course curriculum or attend an in-person 4-day workshop facilitated by a DTI educator
  • Participate in virtual discussions through our mentorship program, including our private Facebook groups and live video calls.
  • Provide documentation of attendance at 3 events as the primary doula, which occur during the certification period only. Documentation may be done either by the forms filled out by the families you work with, or alternatively by you, the doula.
  • Complete at least 16 hours of postpartum care for at least two clients. Documentation may be done either by the forms filled out by the families you work with, or alternatively by you, the doula.
  • Submit a 600–1,000 word birth story from the doula’s perspective on each birth you attend for certification.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of all books by completing the required reading list.
  • Write a Business Strategy Outline to set you on the right path when leaving the program.
  • Attend and complete an Infant and Child CPR Certification.
  • Create a local resource referral list.
  • *Observe and document attendance at a childbirth education class or series.
  • *Observe and document attendance at a lactation/infant feeding support group or an infant feeding class.
  • *Write a 500-word essay describing your role as a doula as if you were talking to potential client and or a group of prospective doulas.
  • *Write a 500-word essay on how you see yourself making an impact as a doula and in the larger birth community.

*Waived for those enrolled in Path 2. Pre-requisite required.