In the Northern Hemisphere, summer days are beginning to show a hint of change. Fall beckons with some cooler mornings, a few leaves starting to turn and gardens overflowing with the harvest. For some of us, our thoughts turn to the upcoming Lamaze International certification exam. Registration for the exam is open now and will close on October 20th. The exam will take place November 8-10th all around the world.
I have covered the topics of Lamaze certification from many angles over the years on Science & Sensibility. I thought that people who are thinking about taking the upcoming exam or are already signed up would like some resources for preparation and information on the test.
I both personally and professionally believe that certification, and in particular, Lamaze International certification, is of great value. I wrote an entire blog post on a colleague's blog about the importance of the LCCE credential. If you are on the fence about certifying, it is well worth checking this article out.
I have run a series called "Journey to LCCE Certification, that covered one childbirth educator's path to passing the exam and becoming certified.
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – Taking a Lamaze Childbirth Education Seminar
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – I Attended a Birth!
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – Update: Hands On Experience
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – Update: Preparing for the Exam
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – Countdown to the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Exam
- Series: Journey to LCCE Certification – Mission Accomplished
The Lamaze certification credentials are quite an accomplishment. We offer the gold standard in childbirth educator certification. Judy Lothian, longtime LCCE, current board member and author of the Lamaze childbirth book, Giving Birth with Confidence, shared a bit about the exam design, and more about our the LCCE credentialing process in this Science & Sensibility post: The Science Behind the Lamaze Exam and the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Credentials.
Do you want to hear more from Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators about what they value about their credentials? Check out this post – Have You Considered Childbirth Education as a Career? Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators Speak Out.
Unsure of the value of the Lamaze name when marketing your birth business? "Series: Building Your Birth Business – Using Lamaze in Your Marketing Materials" can help you recognize how the brand adds value.
I am very proud of my LCCE credentials. If you are considering or preparing for the upcoming exam, you will want to skim through these posts to help you prepare. If you are thinking about becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and are just getting started, check out our Lamaze Childbirth Education Training page where you can learn more about the process and find a workshop.
If you are interested in learning more about certification, a good place to start is our Certification Page. Questions about certification can be directed to Sammy Chavin, who manages our program. You can connect with her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you planning to take the Fall LCCE exam? What are you doing to prepare? Do you feel ready? Did you just become an LCCE in the spring? Tell us your story in the comments section below.