Certified Childbirth Educator Course (SMC CCEC)

Three couples taking a childbirth class. CCE teaching the class. Everyone learning and comfortable. Become a Certified Childbirth Educator Course (SMC CCEC).


There is a need for Childbirth Educators that incorporate birth, spirituality, evidence-based information, self-image, newborn care, advocacy, movement, stress reduction and healthy postpartum recuperations to support healthy maternal and infant health in their teaching curriculum.

With online learning, assignments, group interaction, and live zooms, participants will become confident in creating and training childbirth educator’s classes.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Childbirth Educator Certification Course is to certify persons who are proficient in demonstrating the core components for creating and teaching an effective community-based childbirth education class, that celebrates birth, and supports improved infant and maternal outcomes.

Participants who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and will:

  • Learn the benefits of childbirth education classes.
  • Describe the adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrate confidence in teaching.

Program Eligibility and How to Apply

We are not currently accepting any new applications for this program at this time. To learn more, including eligibility and fees, or to receive a notification when application is available, click “I want to Learn More”.