Ready to get started on your doula journey? Please complete the below form and submit your registration fee, you will receive a confirmation from Paypal that registration and payment went through as well as an email from us within a few days that it was received! Full workshop details will be emailed approx 1 week prior to the start date. You have the option of choosing a 3-day workshop class or the 8-session evening course. 3-day courses are held from 9:00 am ET to -5:30pm ET, evening courses are held 6:00 pm -9:00 pm ET.
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All workshops will be currently held live online via zoom.
Birth Doula Workshop Fees-The fee for the birth doula workshop (including the intro to childbirth) is $520. The early bird discount of $25 applies to those who register with a $150 deposit and are paid in full at least 8 weeks before the workshop start date. Early Bird dates are listed above under the workshop listing. While sometimes there are last-minute spots in a workshop(even the day before), it’s always best to get registered as soon as possible to ensure space. Late registrations are accepted space permitting, but incur an additional fee of $30 if within 1 week of the workshop start date for in-person workshops and within 1 week for online workshops. The optional breastfeeding course is $55.
NOTE** We use Paypal or square cash to process our credit/debit transactions. You may pay with your PayPal balance, PayPal credit, or a debit or credit card. For Square cash users, payments can be sent directly to $MelissaHarley, after paper registration has been received (email Melissa for this option).
Refund Policy-If you need to cancel your registration more than three weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund minus our non-refundable deposit fee of $150.00. There will be no refunds within three weeks of the start of the workshop.
Continuing Education Workshop Fees-The fee for continuing education workshops are $65 early bird, $75 regular.
Workshop Minimums-For some workshops there is a minimum number of participants required and it is possible that if enough registrations are not received by three weeks prior, the workshop could be canceled. Please contact Melissa directly for an alternate payment plan if needed.
Transfer Policy-Participants may move a registration to another person for a fee of $50. Participants who wish to reschedule their workshop may do so for a $75 transfer fee. Transfers must be requested at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop start and must be scheduled within 6 months from the original date of the workshop. We don’t “hold” registrations, however, will try to accommodate participants into a new workshop date in a timely manner if urgency comes up that will inhibit a participant’s ability to attend. We do not offer refunds for workshops that were transferred from a previous date. The workshop may only be transferred one time, and a new workshop must take place within 6 months of the original workshop date.
Workshop Cancellation Policy- At times, it becomes necessary to cancel or merge a workshop due to attendance numbers. It is for this reason that if you are planning on attending a workshop you register as soon as possible. If Capital City Doula Services finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, full refunds will be provided to all participants.
Group Discounts-Everyone wins when we train more doulas! The more doulas we have out there, the more moms have better birth experiences! Do you have several friends that might want to learn to be a doula? Are you good at getting the word out and helping the host and trainer advertise and build the workshop? If so, you could benefit as discounts are often given based on the number of participants! Contact Melissa for more information on the group discount plan, and together, we can help change the world of birth!
Photo Policy-At times, we will take photographs or videos of the workshop to share with other participants, including on our group Facebook page, or for promotional purposes. Participants always have the option to opt out of video or photos and we will gladly honor that request, just let Melissa know!
Certificate Policy- You’ll receive a certificate for the doula training/intro to childbirth and lactation course (if applicable) through our online classroom. Certificates should be downloaded and saved in a safe place as the online classroom is only available for a few months after your workshop. There’s a $10 fee to re-send certificates.