Certification packets are valid for two years from date of purchase, and certification should be completed within four years of completing the initial birth doula workshop.

When your application is fully complete, you can either email it to info@palsdoulas.org (due to the size of the packet, this may be best accomplished using a google drive link or dropbox) or mail the completed packet to:

ATTN: Certification
2524 16th Ave S, Suite 207B
Seattle, WA 98144

  • Please allow up to two months for processing your application. Once we have received the documents we will send you an email confirmation that it has been submitted for review. If you have not heard from the certification committee two months after your application was mailed, please contact us at info@palsdoulas.org or call 206-329-7257.
  • Scholarships for packets or processing fees may be available. You can apply for a full or partial scholarship by clicking here.
  • If your packet will expire or has expired, you may request a one-time, six-month extension.
  • If you need accommodations to complete the certification requirements, please contact PALS Doulas. Accommodation options may include, but are not limited to: in-person interviews, interviews with clients or care providers, and/or alternate forms of documentation.