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 registration deadline for all classes is 1 week (7 days) prior to the first day of each course.  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, you will be emailed a secure link to pay your remaining tuition balance.  Your tuition balance will be due 1 week (7 days) before the first day of your selected 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

A refund (less $100 deposit) will be granted only if written notification is received 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the first day of class.

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 are automatically applied for Birth Doula Workshops and BABE Courses 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 further details.

Tuition Costs

Breastfeeding Class

  • Cost: $40.00

TENS Unit Workshop

  • Cost: $75.00 (includes TENS Unit)

Birth Doula Workshop

  • Cost: $450.00
  • Early Registration: $425.00

Accelerated 1-Day BABE Course

  • Cost: $300.00
  • Early Registration: $285.00

3-Day BABE Course

  • Cost: $650.00
  • Early Registration: $625.00