Certification

“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.” 
― Neil Gaiman

Each Doula programme has a separate path to certification. Please find the course you are wanting to complete below and read over the requirements needed after having completed the introductory workshop.

To begin any of the Certification Programs you must first attend an entire Introduction workshop of that training with Sacred Space. This workshop is the beginning of the programme and must be completed entirely to qualify for enrollment in the certification programme.
Once you are convinced this is the path you wish to journey, you then enroll in the Certification Program by completing an application provided to you at the training you have attended and sending it back to us. 

The certification program is structured over a period of time (typically between 6 months and 2 years) during which you will complete all the requirements needed to become certified. Extentions are always possible and can be requested should you need it.

Upon enrolling in the homestudy after your workshop you will be given all the necessary information to see you through to certification.

At each point in your HomeStudy you will be mentored by an experienced doula or from your trainers, whom you may email or contact for assistance. You will be supported in completing your certification so that you can become a doula that helps families as the doulas of old did.

A special private doula discussion group will be provided so that you can communicate with others that have done the same training as they are preparing for their certification. This would be a place to share ideas, ask for advice, connect and build a network for referrals and a space to debrief any experiences you have had.

You will also have further opportunity to discuss your needs and progress with your trainer at any time. Each step of the way you will be assisted towards your certification.

Upon completion and review of the HomeStudy you will be certified as a Sacred Space Doula and receive a certificate to that effect.

Many people desire to complete more than one of our workshops and seek to certify in those as well. We would like to encourage you to do just this and so we will meet you in achieving this goal.
We offer a 100€ discount on each certification process after your first completed one.
So you would receive the following discounts:

First certification 400€
Second certification 300€
Third certification 200€
Fourth certification 100€
Fifth certification 0€

This means that your second certification would cost only 300€, your third certification would be 200€, your fourth would be 100€ and your fifth certification would be free.

It is my sincere wish to see you through to this point. Join us on this life changing and highly personal journey!

Birth Doula Certification Path

The HomeStudy for Certification for the Birth Doula course includes completing the following requirements:

1. A HomeStudy Journal with introspective notes
2. Read and write brief notes for each of the books on the required reading list
3. Attend 5 births that you document for certification. One birth may be an observation and the remaining 4 you are the active doula
4. Attend at least 2 doula gatherings or meetings in your area or the nearest to your location before applying for certification
5. Compile a list of referrals of other professionals connected to the birthing field
6. List and describe all ongoing education opportunities you’ve attended and plan on attending in the near future
7. A personal self assessment of your growth through doulahood.
8. An assessment of your understanding of labour, birth and early postpartum by writing an online open book exam in the language of your choice from the ones we offer.

Menarche Doula Certification Path

The HomeStudy for Certification for the Menarche Doula course includes completing the following requirements:

1. A HomeStudy Journal with introspective notes
2. Read and write brief notes for each of the books on the required reading list
3. Organise and attend 2 coming of age and womanhood/young adulthood ceremonial rituals that you document for certification.
4. Attend at least 2 doula gatherings or meetings in your area or the nearest to your location before applying for certification
5. Compile a list of referrals of other professionals connected to the field
6. List and describe all ongoing education opportunities you’ve attended and plan on attending in the near future
7. A personal self assessment of your growth through doulahood
8. An assessment of your understanding of menarche, celebration and rituals by writing an online open book exam in the language of your choice from the ones we offer.

Motherhood/Parenthood Doula Certification Path

The HomeStudy for Certification for the Motherhood/Parenthood Postpartum Doula course includes completing the following requirements:

1. A HomeStudy Journal with introspective notes
2. Read and write brief notes for each of the books on the required reading list
3. Attend to 5 postpartum mothers/parents at home and document this for certification.
4. Attend at least 2 doula gatherings or meetings in your area or the nearest to your location before applying for certification
5. Compile a list of referrals of other professionals connected to the postpartum field
6. List and describe all ongoing education opportunities you’ve attended and plan on attending in the near future
7. A personal self assessment of your growth through doulahood.
8. An assessment of your understanding of the postpartum, breastfeeding/chestfeeding and support by writing an online open book exam in the language of your choice from the ones we offer.

Menopause Doula Certification Path

The HomeStudy for Certification for the Menopause Doula course includes completing the following requirements:

1. A HomeStudy Journal with introspective notes
2. Read and write brief notes for each of the books on the required reading list
3. Attend to 3 women/people transitioning into menopause and document this for certification. You can have pre-menopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal support.
4. Attend at least 2 doula gatherings or meetings in your area or the nearest to your location before applying for certification
5. Compile a list of referrals of other professionals connected to the field
6. List and describe all ongoing education opportunities you’ve attended and plan on attending in the near future
7. A personal self assessment of your growth through doulahood.
8. An assessment of your understanding of menopause, life transitions and support by writing an online open book exam in the language of your choice from the ones we offer.

Death Doula Certification Path

The HomeStudy for Certification for the Death Doula course includes completing the following requirements:

1. A HomeStudy Journal with introspective notes
2. Read and write brief notes for each of the books on the required reading list
3. Attend 1 crossing of the final threshold or support of grieving family and document this for certification.
4. Attend at least 2 doula gatherings or meetings in your area or the nearest to your location before applying for certification
5. Compile a list of referrals of other professionals connected to the life to death transition field
6. List and describe all ongoing education opportunities you’ve attended and plan on attending in the near future
7. A personal self assessment of your growth through doulahood.
8. An assessment of your understanding of death, the grieving process and support by writing an online open book exam in the language of your choice from the ones we offer.