The Commonsense Childbirth Institute’s Community Based Doula Training Program is a hybrid training program that consists of 14 self directed online training modules, and 32 hours of live (virtual) doula skills training. This academic training is followed by 6 months of clinical skills development during which participants will be mentored through supporting 5 childbearing people and their families through pregnancy, labor and delivery and into the postpartum.
The foundation of the training is The JJ Way® Reproductive Justice framework for client care delivery, which informs how doulas will care for, advocate for and empower their clients. This program is for those who intentionally want to practice using an equity lens, and who are interested in working towards reducing birth outcome disparities for women of color and lowering maternal mortality.
Pathway A: Full Program
Pathway B: Previous verified Doula certification
Pathway C: Previous verified and approved Doula training
Pathway D: Previous completion of CCI's COPE program
If you are hoping to complete our program through Pathway B, C, or D, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and completion requirements.