Independent Study for Childbirth Educators


*Purchase of the Independent Study Course does not include the Certification Examination. The Certification Exam is a separate optional purchase – more information below*

This is not an on-line program. You will receive your course materials in the mail within 7-10 business days.

Experience Requirements:
Must be familiar with teaching Childbirth Education OR must have at least one year maternal-child, labor & delivery or obstetric experience.

Course Requirements to receive CE credit:

  • must view must view videos provided by PCE
  • must complete study modules within 6 months of receiving them

PCE supplies the PCE program manual, videos and study modules. Upon the completion and return of study modules to PCE, candidates will receive 16 contact hours and nurses will be eligible to take the PCE childbirth educator certification examination.

Course Content
This program covers relevant topics such as:

  • Historical background of childbirth education
  • Pain management theories
  • Coping techniques including various relaxation methods, breathing patterns, and comfort measures
  • Prenatal exercises
  • AWHONN’s second stage guidelines
  • Role of the labor support person
  • Teaching strategies
  • Adult learning theory applied to childbirth education
  • Curriculum development

Continuing Education Credit
Successful candidates receive 16 contact hours. “Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13154 for 16 contact hours.”

Tuition Cost
The independent study prep course is $325.00 which includes program book and flash drive with videos and study modules.

Optional Certification Examination Information: The purchase of the Independent Study Course does not include the Certification Examination. Off-Site certification exams can be taken in your area at a Scantron testing center. Once you complete the Independent Study course by submitting your completed Study Modules to PCE, you will be emailed an exam registration form with a discounted exam rate of $150.00. You are not eligible for this rate until you complete the Independent Study program. For more information on the examination such as eligibility requirements, Click Here.

No refund issued after course material shipped.

Registration: Add to cart at the bottom of this page to purchase online.

OR: Click Here to download a registration form to register by mail or email.
Mail completed registration form and payment to:
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc., PO Box 99, Fogelsville, PA 18051 OR email completed registration form and payment to

Please choose one method of purchase: either online or with registration form – doing both risks duplicate charges. Thank you.