Pathways to Certification

Purchase a PALS Doulas Certification Guide 

  1. Read through the PALS Doulas Guiding Principles (Values, Mission, Vision, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics
  2. Complete and submit:
  3. Attend:
    • 1 PALS Doulas event or meeting (within the past 12 months of the packet submission)
    • 1 birth (within the past 12 months of the packet submission)
  4. Complete a certification interview

Purchase a PALS Doulas Certification Guide 

  1. Read through the PALS Doulas Guiding Principles (Values, Mission, Vision, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics
  2. Complete and submit:
  3. Attend:
    • 1 PALS Doulas event or meeting (within the past 12 months of the packet submission)
    • 1 birth (within the past 12 months of the packet submission)
  4. Submit proof of 6 Continuing Education Credits (at least 1 hour must focus on anti-racism, social justice, and/or equity issues in addition to the above)
  5. Complete a certification interview

Annual recertification is completed by purchasing the Certification Packet annually

Annual anti-racism training/work is a required element of re-certification. PALS Certified Doulas are able to access up to 6 hours of continuing education provided by PALS at no additional cost. 

“There is power that comes to women (the individual) when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” – Sheryl Feldman