Birth Doula Recertification
Birth Doula Inactive Status
Doulas unable to attend three births during the three-year certification period, but who wish to maintain their certification may choose Inactive Status. Though certification will be kept up to date, the doula will not be listed as a DONA International-certified doula on DONA International’s referral list.
To recertify as a birth doula with inactive status you must:
- Maintain continuous membership in DONA International.
- Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of continuing education approved by a recognized organization in a birth and/or parenting related field. Alternatives to recognized continuing education may be acceptable.
- Complete and submit the DONA International Application/Affidavit Form by the recertification date.
- Submit your Inactive Status Recertification Fee to the DONA International Certification Committee.
Birth Recertification Forms