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Continuing Education

We believe in career-long learning and growth for doulas.

DONA International members are dedicated to keeping up on evidence-based information.  DONA International certified doulas are required to recertify every three years.  Our recertification process ensures that the doula remains proficient in the field, as well as keeping their skills and knowledge base up-to-date. Consider joining us for an annual conference. It’s always an inspiring time of connection and learning! You can also connect here with business webinars, general practice webinars and a variety of DONA approved advanced doula training.

In 2023, our annual Summit was held in-person in Minneapolis, MN. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, it went virtual and on-demand. 2024 is the year of the Member Seminar, virtual events happening March through September, plus a virtual 2024 DONA Summit. Stay tuned for more continuing education event announcements.

Doula Recertification

Are you ready to recertify?

Details available here

DONA International Annual Conference

There are few continuing education experiences more powerful than a DONA International conference!

DONA International webinar series

“Every Doula, Everywhere and Anytime!”

A wide variety of sessions include topics from past virtual conferences, as well as newly recorded webinars, to keep you up to date with evidence-based information. Get informed. Get inspired.

Doula Practice Webinars

Are you looking for continuing education opportunities in the doula field? DONA International offers a variety of affordably priced webinars to help you learn and grow. Learn more about practice webinars

Doula Business Webinars

Are you looking for tips and ideas to build and improve your doula business? DONA International offers a variety of affordably priced webinars to support you. Learn more about business webinars

DONA International has approved over 600 in-person continuing education programs.

A local, in-person DONA approved continuing education opportunity might be just around the corner.  With over 600 officially approved workshops, you’re sure to find something interesting and informative to further your doula career.

DONA approved continuing education

DONA International is proud to partner with organizations and birth workers across the globe to offer excellent continuing education opportunities for our doulas, right in their own communities.  Approved educational events are diverse in their subject matter, structure, hours offered and location. You can also visit DONA Elevate, our online Learning Management System (LMS), which we use to host online courses used for continuing education credits.


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Conference Sessions On Demand 

The DONA International webinar platform, DONA Elevate, has various past conference sessions. The session line-up changes periodically, and are offered to DONA Members for $20, and non-members for $35.  

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