Lamaze Pathways to Certification
Passion for Birth Childbirth Educator Skills workshops prepares you to sit for the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator exam offered by Lamaze International. A Passion for Birth workshop fulfills one of the requirements for the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) certification process as well.
Passion for Birth and Lamaze International are extremely proud of the fact that the Lamaze certification examination is the only examination for childbirth educators that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Learn more about “The Science behind the Lamaze Exam and the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Credentials” on Science & Sensibility, Lamaze International’s blog for professionals, edited by Passioneer, Sharon Muza, LCCE, FACCE.
There are three pathways to becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).
- New educator
- Experienced educator
- Midwives or midwifery students
You can learn more about the different pathways and their specific requirements from Lamaze International.
Passion for Birth strongly recommends that you observe a childbirth class series, attend at least three births, create a course design (that is reviewed by a PfB facilitator) and teach a class series with an observer/mentor. By completing these extra steps, you are well on your way to being a dynamic, effective childbirth educator and will have increased your knowledge and wisdom to be able to pass the LCCE exam. These are not required steps from Lamaze International, only PfB recommendations.
Lamaze exams are given twice a year at various locations around the world. Learn more about the eligibility requirements, exam dates, and deadlines for registration.