Registration & Payment Policies

Registration Policy

If you choose not to pay the full tuition amount for a course at the time of registration, we require a non-refundable registration deposit of $100 for each Birth Doula Workshop and BABE Course.  Without this deposit, we cannot guarantee you a spot in the course.

The final registration and payment deadline for all classes is 1 week (7 days) prior to the first day of each workshop.  This ensures that we have time to acquire and ship enough materials for each participant.  Late registrations may be accepted for some workshops with an additional fee.

Payment Deadlines

If you have paid a registration deposit, your remaining tuition balance will be due 1 week (7 days) before the first day of your selected course.  You may be charged an additional fee for tuition payments received after this date.  Failure to pay your tuition balance by its due date may result in forfeiture of your spot in the course.

Birth Doula Workshop tuition must be paid in full in order for you to receive the necessary completion certificates for DONA birth doula certification.

Refund Policy

Tuition deposits are non-refundable.

A refund (less $100 deposit if applicable) will be granted only if written notification is received 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the first day of class.  Refunds may take 5-10 business days to process.

We cannot grant tuition refunds after the 4-week deadline.  However, your tuition payment may be applied to another ACBE workshop within 2 years.  A retained $100 deposit may also be used towards another class within 2 years.

Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, we have to cancel or reschedule a class due to low attendance.  We require a minimum number of 5 participants per workshop, so if you plan to attend a class, we recommend that you register as soon as possible.

If ACBE finds it necessary to cancel a class, full refunds will be given to all registrants.


Early registration discounts for individual classes and class packages are automatically applied at checkout if tuition is paid in full 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the selected course.

We also offer group discounts for Birth Doula Workshops and BABE Courses.  Please email for details.

Individual courses are not eligible for class package discounts.  Registration deposits and tuition balance payments are not eligible for early enrollment or class package discounts.  Paying a registration deposit only guarantees you a spot in the course for which you have paid the deposit.

BABE Submissions & Extensions

Click here to read our policies for BABE certification requirement submissions and extension requests.

Tuition Pricing

Some of our tuition prices have changed recently.  Please email with any questions.

Individual Classes

Breastfeeding Education – $45

Birth Doula Workshop (3-day course) – $450

  • includes Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas

3-Day BABE Course – $650

Accelerated BABE Course – $350

TENS Unit Training – $75

  • cost includes personal TENS unit

*NEW* Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas (1-day class) – $165

Class Packages

Birth Doula Workshop + Breastfeeding Education – $490

Birth Doula Workshop + Accelerated BABE Course – $690

Birth Doula Workshop + Breastfeeding Education + Accelerated BABE Course – $725