The Certified Professional Doula™ Training Program DETAILS

A comprehensive 200+ hour, 15 week program inclusive of fertility, birth, postpartum, death/bereavement care, and more

Overview of the CPD Training Program

The Certified Professional Doula Training Program is approximately a 200+hour synchronist course meant to be completed in 15 weeks with once weekly class sessions of 4 hours and additional online lecture, question and response postings. Approximately 80 hours of coursework and homework will be completed outside of class sessions. Each student will complete a professional portfolio as a portion of a capstone project throughout the course. In addition to class time and in partnership with local hospitals, students will complete a clinical rotation of 75 total hours.

Admission and Pre-Requisite Requirements

CPD Training application process

All persons interested in the CPD Training program that meet the eligibility requirements must complete an application and pay a nonrefundable fee of $40 at the time the application is submitted. Applications will be reviewed individually by AlloTribe Training Academy administrators and the applicant will be notified within 14 days via email. 

The following is required in the application: (9.1.2)

  • identifying information (name, address, etc…)
  • personal and professional questions
  • personal letter of recommendation
  • professional letter of recommendation
  • copy of government issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport)
  • proof of high school diploma or GED

If the application is accepted, the applicant will be invited to a phone interview with training staff. Training staff will follow predetermined CPD interview questions for all applicants. Training staff and administrators will make the final decision for applicant acceptance into the program after interviews are completed. Applicants will be notified within 7 days of the interview if they are accepted into the program.

Application Eligibility Requirements

Potential applicants to the CPD program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • must be 18 years or age or older
  • must meet physical exertion demands (ability to lift up to 50lbs, stooping, bending, sitting or standing for long hours, etc…)
  • must have a valid high school diploma or GED

Program Requirements

Students will be required to successfully complete (with a passing standard) the following as part of the training program:

  • Attendance and participation at all class sessions
  • Weekly homework assignments
  • Skills assessments tests
  • Bloodborne pathogens and universal precautions certification
  • Content and application quizzes and tests
  • Self-assessment and checkup
  • Midterm exam
  • Professional portfolio and capstone project
  • Clinical rotation

Attendance Policy

Attendance at all sessions is required for successful program completion and certification.  One excused absence may be made up in the ALLOTRIBE training center via video review of the missed session along with the completed homework.  This makeup MUST be completed BEFORE the next scheduled class session and is the responsibility of the student to schedule.  Failure to follow this makeup policy will require the missed class session to be made up with a future cohort and certification (including the certification exam) will be delayed until the requirement is met.  (The makeup class with a future cohort will require payment of a prorated fee).

Due to the hands-on nature of the training sessions, missing two or more sessions will require that the sessions be made up in class time with another cohort and for an additional, prorated fee.  All class sessions and required assessments must be completed before students will be allowed to take the CPD Certification Exam. 

CPD Examination Requirements 

Upon successful completion of the CPD training program (class attendance and participation, all assignments, exams, skills tests,, quizzes, and capstone project) and completion of all clinical requirements, each student will be eligible to take the CPD Certification Exam.

We guarantee that you will leave our training ready to work as a full-spectrum doula, if you don’t, we will give you 2 hours of mentorship time.