Why Choose Lamaze for Childbirth Educator Certification?
You’re looking to become an educator who will support expecting moms and their babies.
Your support should come from a childbirth educator program that continues to help you grow even after you’ve earned your certification. Discover the Lamaze Difference—it’s what makes Lamaze the right choice.
The LCCE Credential: Internationally Recognized and Respected
Some childbirth educator certifications are only known in a single country—but the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) credential is recognized everywhere, because our LCCE educators practice all over the world.
Whether you’re an educator in the United States, Canada, Mexico or Romania, the LCCE credential is widely seen as the mark of a competent, highly qualified childbirth educator.
The Only Childbirth Education Certification Accredited by the NCCA
The Lamaze childbirth education certification is the single childbirth educator program that has passed rigorous standards set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The program has been designed to meet the highest professional standards, with quality offerings that will help you develop as a skilled, trusted LCCE.
Customizable Pathways Based on Your Experience
Some childbirth educator certification programs only offer one path to certification. Lamaze understands that childbirth educators come from varied backgrounds. The Lamaze childbirth educator certification program gives you options: flexible pathways tailored to your level of experience. Find your pathway here.
Study Materials That Help You Succeed
You’ll have a wealth of resources that will prepare you for the final step: taking the Certification Exam.
Whether you plan to attend a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar for some in-person training or opt for self-study with the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Learning Guide, you’ll have the tools to feel confident as you prepare.
Online Certification Center Makes Applying Quick and Simple
Lamaze offers the Online Certification Center, which helps you keep track of continuing education contact hours towards certification as you earn them, allows you to upload supporting documents and submit your application to take the Certification Exam all in one place.
It also gives you instant confirmation once your application has been received and approved. You can even chat live with Lamaze staff members if you have any questions during the application process!
Opportunities to Grow as an Educator: Childbirth Educator Seminars
Looking to develop your teaching skills and get advice from a seasoned mentor? During your journey towards childbirth educator certification, you have the option to enroll in a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar.
Taught by experienced leaders in the field, you’ll be able to ask questions and engage in hands-on learning.
Be Part of a Celebrated Community of Educators
Once you become an LCCE educator, you’ll be connected to a worldwide network of respected, skilled childbirth educators. Many of our educators have been recognized for their contributions to the field, and many others have contributed their experience and knowledge to print and online publications.
You’ll have the chance to interact with these educators during local events and the Lamaze International Annual Conference, which brings Lamaze childbirth educators together to share their knowledge and grow as a community.
“Find An Educator” Feature Connects You To Moms
Your status as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator sets you apart from other childbirth educators, and shows mothers-to-be that you have demonstrated your skill and experience. New moms are searching for a guide they can trust—and the online “Find an Educator” feature directs them to you! This feature is also incorporated in the mobile app, increasing your reach even further.
Want to get started on your path towards LCCE Certification? Complete the Certification Information Packet Form for a complimentary step-by-step guide and helpful resources.
Continuing Education Helps You Maintain and Enhance Your Skills
Whether you’re an experienced educator or new to the field, you’ll continue to grow as an educator even after you earn your LCCE certification. Since you’re required to renew your certification every three years to ensure you maintain and enhance your skills, Lamaze offers an array of online and in-person offerings that encourage you to explore current issues and refresh your knowledge of changes in childbirth education.
By selecting Lamaze education programs, which have met meet rigorous ANCC accreditation standards, you can be confident in the high quality of the content and can meet your ongoing continuing education requirements for LCCE certification. For nurses, most state licensing boards and other certifying bodies accept ANCC accreditation for RN re-licensure.