What do you have to complete to take the Lamaze exam?
Basically if you attend a PfB seminar, you must:
- show proof of teaching with a mentor/observer*
and work through the Lamaze Study Guide
- show proof of teaching at least 60 hours of childbirth classes.
Do either of those and you meet the qualifications to be able to take
the Lamaze Certification exam.These requirements changed in 2010.
We still STRONGLY
recommend that you observe a class series, attend at least 3 births, create a course design (and have it reviewed by a PfB
trainer) and teach a class series with an observer/mentor. We feel by completing all those steps you are well on your
way to being a dynamic, effective childbirth educator and have increased your knowledge and wisdom to be able to pass the
Lamaze certification exam. However, those steps are RECOMMENDED, no longer REQUIRED by Lamaze beginning in 2010.
*the length of the teaching experience and the qualifications of the
observer are NOT specified. Choose the length and the observer that would be the most valuable for you.