Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc. is a national organization of nurse educators. The mission of Prepared Childbirth Educators is to offer certifications that reflect the latest standards of nursing practice in perinatal education as determined by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and to recognize excellence in the nurse’s specialty role. The goal of PCE’s nursing certifications are to strengthen core competencies and recognize the specialized knowledge, skills and abilities of the nurse, as well as contribute to the nurse’s professional development.