Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division: Medical Assistance Programs

Rule Rule 410-180-0315
Birth Doula Certification Requirements


(1) To be certified as a birth doula, an individual shall:
(a) Complete all required training specified in OAR 410-180-0375 (Birth Doula Certification Curriculum Standards) through:
(A) An Authority approved birth doula training program; or
(B) A combination of programs that results in meeting all the requirements through equivalent credit.
(b) Complete an Authority approved oral health training;
(c) Be CPR-certified for children and adults;
(d) Create a community resource list on an Authority approved form;
(e) Document attendance at a minimum of three births and three postpartum visits using an Authority approved form;
(f) Complete all application requirements to be in the state registry;
(g) Complete the Authority certification process; and
(h) Be successfully accepted into the state registry.
(2) Individuals who hold national or non-Oregon state certification and are in good standing with their certifying body may be granted reciprocity or receive equivalent credit for previously completed training. The Authority shall determine the criteria for reciprocity and equivalent credit.
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