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Why Become A Lamaze Certified
Childbirth Educator?

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.

Customizable Pathways Based on Your Experience

Lamaze understands that childbirth educators come from varied backgrounds. Explore the best approach based on your experience and find your pathway here.

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Study Materials That Help You Succeed

Lamaze has a wealth of resources to help you prepare. Learn with in-person training at a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar, and make sure to utilize the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Learning Guide for critical self-study while preparing for the exam.

Applying is Easy with the Lamaze Online Certification Center

The Online Certification Center 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. You will also see confirmation once your application has been received and approved, and chat live online if you have any questions!

No individual will be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the Lamaze International Certification Program on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

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.

What Does it Mean to be Lamaze Certified?

Becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator means you are connected to a worldwide network of respected, skilled childbirth educators. Widely acknowledged as subject matter experts, LCCE educators contribute to the field and share experience and knowledge to print and online publications. As the only accredited childbirth educator certification, Lamaze certification prepares you to teach a curriculum based on evidence with skill and confidence. For more than 50 years, Lamaze International has been educating expecting moms and their families to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and newborn experience.

“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 “Find an Educator” feature on the website and mobile app directs them to you! 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.