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Have you already trained as a birth doula with another organization but let your membership expire?

Do you feel you no longer align with the philosophy of the organization you originally certified with and are  looking to align yourself with one that better fits who you are as a professional?

Are you looking for further education, community, and support to expand your array of professional certifications? 


These are a few reasons you might be interested in cross certifying!

Some cases of never completing certification with another organization but bulk of training was  completed, also count with proof!

When you cross certify, you receive a discount off the regular certification/training fee!



  1. Submit copy of doula certification from previous organization and reason for cross certification.

  2. Submit 2 references of clients served as a doula.

  3. Complete 2 page essay/ self-reflection paper on what you have learned and how you have grown during your career as a doula and what your future goals are.


As a certified AWWS doula, you are free to run your independent business as you choose. Our standard of practice is for the purpose of having a professional standard and consistency so that clients and other professionals can know the quality doula you are. 

When you have completed these steps, you will receive your signed certificate, logo for website and marketing materials, and the right to use the credentials, CBD (AWWS), after your name.

You will also have access to our support group and all future resources provided to AWWS doulas!

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