Esali Birth Perinatal Educator (EBPE) - Click Here to Apply!
Individual trained to provide education surrounding the perinatal (pregnancy, childbirth, & postpartum) experience. Education involves prenatal routines and conditions, physical and emotional health, nutrition, exercise, birth philosophy, labor expectations, labor stages and signposts, birth partner support, positive birth choices and techniques, postpartum care and expectations, newborn care, breastfeeding education and support, consumerism, informed decisions, counseling strategies, teaching strategies, and business strategies.
Cost: $700 (Contact us for Details on First Educator Discounts)
Applicable Discounts (Cannot be combined with sales):
Previous Esali Birth Student – $50 (Completion of Complete Online Course Required)
Experienced Educator – $50 (Requires Proof of Certification)
Military – $50 (Requires Proof of Military Status)
Application into the program is required and all fees are due at the time of applying. If you are not accepted into the program (rare), your fees will be refunded in full; however, after acceptance into the program all fees are non-refundable. (If you wish to apply before submitting payment, you may request so in writing, and therefore will be notified of your acceptance into the program in which you can then pay your non-refundable fees and gain access to the course). Fees include almost everything needed to complete the training in a distance-learning environment. The only additional costs that may be incurred are for reading/video material if you do not have access to a lending library or already own these titles. However, this is a perfect opportunity for you to start your own lending library for your classes.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. There is only one path available to become an Esali Birth Perinatal Educator. Esali Birth Perinatal Educators are not required to have medical backgrounds, previous education experience, or previous birth experience. Esali Birth does not accept reciprocity from any other certifying agency or education. We develop education in a specific format that is continuously updated and require all our educators to follow the same format for certification. This ensures integrity within our organization and continuity between Esali Birth classes. However, we do not require trained educators to teach specific time frames, maintain membership, or enroll in continuing education outside of the Esali Birth environment, as they are not restricted on their business endeavors, though continuing education is highly encouraged. Upon successful completion of the course, educators must sign the Esali Birth Scope of Practice & Code of Conduct and are enabled to use the EBPE credential at the end of their name, signifying their successful completion of EBPE training.
Upon Acceptance into the program, you will receive:
- Access to the EBPE Online Training Course at http://class.esalibirth.com
- Childbirth Education: Practice, Research, & Theory Textbook
- Esali Birth Basic just breathe™ Game & Study Guide (expansion packs are available for purchase at www.esalibirth.com/shop/studytools)
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive:
Digital certificate of Completion
Rights to Utilize the EBPE Credential
Free Listing on Esali Birth’s Specialist Locator
- Esali Birth Course Manual (1 Print Copy & access to future .pdf updates at no additional cost)
Esali Birth recommended files for print/use
- EB Logo Graphic
- Marketing material templates w/ EB Logo
- EB’s Picharades Game Template
- EB’s Discomfort Cards Template
- EB’s Excel Health & Wellness Tracker
- Excel Student Database
- EB Student Evaluation Form
- EB Student Registration Form
- EB Prenatal Body Changes Graphic
- EB Hospital Door Hanger Templates
Esali Birth recommended course outlines
- 10-Week Standard Course (2hrs ea. week)
- 6-Week Series Recommendations
- 3-Day Condensed (3hrs ea. day)
Esali Birth Course .pdf Slideshows
- Prenatal Choices Workshop (Recommended as a freebie workshop)
- Perinatal Choices Class Slideshow/Outline
- Comfort Class Slideshow/Outline
- Labor Stages Class Slideshow/Outline
- Techniques Class Slideshow/Outline
- Variations Class Slideshow/Outline
Access to Student Discounts for Online Esali Birth classes
Esali Birth Name Badge
Esali Birth Perinatal Educators are not required to obtain or maintain membership, attend workshops, recertify, or obtain continuing education units to maintain the EBPE credential. Why? Because we don’t believe in making positive perinatal education a money market and we believe educators want the ability to intertwine their experience and knowledge within the Esali Birth philosophy. We believe that the perinatal period is a very normal event in our lives and choose to offer training to a society that lacks the resources to normal and healthy birth education. Esali Birth offers training in a distance-education environment and an acceptance of the Esali Birth code of conduct, scope of practice, and philosophy. We provide our trained educators with recommended material, but they are responsible for their own business and advocacy. Your experience and referrals will speak for itself.
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Requirements for Completion:
1 Year to complete the Certification
Complete the Online Training (Courses, Lectures, & Online Assignments including Reading/Watching & Summarizing 10 Resources)
Pass the final exam with a minimum 95% passing grade
2 Letters of recommendation/evaluations from qualifying individuals which may include a Certified Perinatal or Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Midwife, Obstetrician, and Esali Birth Specialist OR 5 Letters of recommendation/evaluations from students you have taught within 1 year (before or after) your enrolment date.