Become Certified by Lamaze International

Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)!

The LCCE credential assures women and their families that you have achieved a standard level of knowledge and skill. The LCCE Program is the only internationally recognized childbirth educator program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is the nation’s leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations. NCCA also accredits the certification program of The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC).

Lamaze Certification is achieved by passing the Lamaze International Certification Exam, which is offered twice a year. This Seminar is one step in the eligibility requirements.

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Eligibility Requirements to take the Lamaze Certification Exam

Pathway 1: If you are new to the childbirth education field

❧ Study independently from the 2016 Lamaze International

Learning Guide (available early in 2016).

❧ Provide a certificate of completion of a Lamaze Accredited

Childbirth Education Seminar such as this one.

Pathway 2: If you are an experienced childbirth educator

❧ Be a licensed health professional (i.e., RN, PT, MD), or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, or provide documentation of successful completion of a formal course on teaching childbirth education.

❧ Provide documentation of 25 hours of continuing education directly related to childbirth education in the past three years. (Note: This Seminar awards 20 contact hours to participants.)

❧ Provide documentation of 60 hours of childbirth education teaching experience in the past three years. Childbirth education may include pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, sibling, and postpartum classes.

Pathway 3: If you are a midwife

❧ Provide documentation of completion of a Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Education Seminar such as this Seminar offered by The Family Way, or a “fast-track” seminar for midwives offered by other Lamaze Accredited Programs.


Seminar Fee: $475 (Early bird) or $500 (Late registration fee)

Lunch will be on your own.

After the seminar, all those who are not already members of Lamaze who attend the seminar will be given online, student memberships at no charge for the calendar year of 2016.

Lamaze Learning Guide and Lamaze Toolkit: Online access to these two required-reading publications will be available early in 2016. They are bundled for one cost of $225*, which is a savings over the individual pricing of the past. Order directly from Lamaze International, or (800) 368-4404.

Lamaze Certification Exam: $380* -Includes 3 years of membership in Lamaze once you are certified – paid when you apply to take the exam. *Lamaze fees are subject to change.

For more information about The Family Way Lamaze Childbirth Educator program, visit us at www.thefamilyway or contact Jeanne at (972) 783-4474, or Debby at (713) 528-0277,
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For more information about Lamaze International, visit the Lamaze website at or call (800) 368-4404.



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