Childbirth Educator Training

The Douglas College Childbirth Educator Training Program provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to prepare families to give birth in Canada. With an emphasis on evidence based information, students will learn a wide variety of activities and teaching strategies to make their prenatal classes informative and memorable .

Online Theory Modules

Students will complete learning activities and tests online and receive personal one-on-one feedback from their instructor. The twenty-two modules cover all aspects of the childbearing year from pre-conception to early parenting. Beyond learning about each topic, the "You, the Educator" sections in every module apply the academic information to real-life teaching situations.

When students have completed all the modules, they will also have prepared learning activities and created lesson plans so that they will feel prepared and ready for their teaching skills practicum. The self-reflective questions after each module and the midterm exam will give students a better idea of how they are progressing in the program and what to expect in the final exam. The final exam can be written when the modules have been completed and students are ready.

Teaching Practicum

The teaching practicum (additional fee) will allow students to gain confidence as they co-teach with an experienced instructor and receive helpful feedback on their teaching.  Please visit the CBE Teachings Skills Workshop for more information.

Birth observation and prenatal class observations will give students real world experience and the teaching practicum will allow students to gain confidence as they co-teach with an experienced teacher and mentor. We will continue to mentor our international partners and adapt the modules to meet the needs of their communities.

This program will provide the training students need to become excellent childbirth educators.

Students have two years to complete all the requirements for the program.

See the Program Outline and view and print Registration Form

For further information about the program and application process please contact

Ce/Perinatal Program Assistant - Faculty of Health Sciences

Tel:  604-777-6531 or Email:

Program offered through online learning.  Start anytime!

Fee: $765.00