Doula Training in Florida

Like many other states, Florida does not require doulas to have a certification in order to work within the state.  Additionally, there is no requirement for a degree from a university to work in Florida.

The following is a list of educational classes available in Florida which can be used for your doula training.  Some classes are a mandatory part of a certification curriculum.  If you have enrolled a certification program, please read the details carefully to determine whether the courses are a required part of the curriculum.

Doula Training in Tampa, FL

Organization Name:  A Birth is a New Beginning
Instructor:  Rayna Degree Starling
Phone:  813-270-5953

Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day curriculum which includes 2 classes and one 16 hour workshop.  These classes and workshop are all required if you are enrolled in the DONA certification program and they will be offered on the following dates:

  • Breastfeeding for Doulas class – April 7 or June 9, 2017
  • Introduction to Childbirth for New Doulas class – April 7 or June 9, 2017
  • Doula training workshop – April 8-9 or or June 10-11, 2017

Costs and Fees
Breastfeeding for Doulas class – $50
Introduction to Childbirth for New Doulas class together with the Doula training workshop – $450

Registration Details

To register or pay through paypal, click here or mail check to:

P.O.Box 311301
Tampa, Florida 33680
payable to Rayna Degree-Starling

Doula Training in Orlando, FL

Organization Name:  The Birth Company
Phone:  904-813-5822

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

  • 3 day, 21 hour long Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)
  • (Optional) 4 hour Breastfeeding course

Course and Workshop Topics
As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:

  • Learn how to give expectant mothers  a satisfying birth experience
  • Discuss how to personal childbirth education for an individual client
  • Identify the different emotions during birth
  • Understand how to interact with the mother’s medical team
  • Discuss how to give support to the entire family
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification


  • Read training literature from a DONA approved reading list
    • The Birth Partner by Simkin
    • The Doula Book by Klaus
    • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $335
Breastfeeding course – $55
Birth doula workshop and breastfeeding course – $390
Registration Details

Registration and pay online here.

Or fill out the form and mail to:
The Birth Company
P.O. Box 2346
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004