How to Start a Birth Center Fees

Registration Fees

Whether you attend online or in-person, the registration fees are the same.  Both the in-person and online workshops provide the same content, faculty and materials, including a comprehensive 500+ page digital workshop manual complete with samples and ready-to-use tools.

AABC Members

  • $675 General Registration
  • $450 Student Registration


  • $795 General Registration
  • $525 Student Registration

Register a Team and Save

Register two or more people and save $50/person on a general registration. You must register all team members at the same time to receive the discount. Discount does not apply to student registration.

AABC Member Savings

Take advantage of the member discount by joining AABC.
Become a Developing Birth Center Member and receive one FREE registration to the workshop; plus, additional registrants from your organization can register for the discounted rate of $625.

Full-time students are eligible to join as Associate members.

Custom Workshop

If the dates of our in-person workshops do not fit your schedule or if your group would prefer a more tailored workshop, we can bring our two-day workshop to you.  An on-site workshop offers the dual benefit of convenience and customization to meet your needs.  The workshop will focus on exploring the feasibility and advisability of establishing a birth center within the healthcare delivery system of your specific community.

The fee for a two-day on-site workshop is $6,500 plus faculty travel and hotel expenses and $100 for each participant to receive a digital workshop manual.

If you would like to know more about this option, please contact AABC at or 215.234.8068.


  • Child Care Policy - Because this is an intensive two-day workshop, we ask that, out of respect for others, participants arrange for childcare (including infants) for education sessions for the How to Start a Birth Center Workshop.
  • Cancellation Policy - Review AABC's Cancellation Policy


Diversity + Inclusion

AABC is invested in expanding access to our courses. Our Diversity + Inclusion Scholarships are available to Members of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ folks, and people with disabilities. Scholarships are available for our in-person and online HSBC workshop.

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Amy E. Polk Scholarship

The Amy Ellen Polk Scholarship is awarded once a year through the AABC Foundation. This scholarship is available for the in person or online course and is available for people who are actively working to develop a birth center with a demonstrated financial need. 2023 application deadline: March 7th. Decision announced: May 1. 

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