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Registration Fees

The Certificate Birth Assistant Training is available in two distinct packages depending on the learner's level of experience in out-of-hospital birth.  All candidates go through a background check as part of the application process.

If you aren't already an AABC member, you will receive a complimentary year of Associate membership.


Full course


Challenge course (for experienced nurses and birth assistants*)

 *Must pass qualifying exam, submit proof of birth experience (minimum 50 births attended) and professional licensure, if applicable

Application Fees



Full course


Challenge course



Group discounts available when you register at least two people from your organization.  Save up to $200 per registrant.  Group registrations must be made within 30 days.  Call for details at 215-234-8068.



application review policy

All applicants are subject to a background check.  AABC reserves the right to deny a candidate on the basis of the results of the background report.  Candidates applying for the challenge course must submit verification of their experience and pass the qualifying exam.

Please note: All application materials must be submitted to AABC within 30 days of applying online.  After that time, your application fee will be forfeited and you will need to reapply if you wish to continue.  Once accepted, payment must be submitted within 15 days.

Refund policy

All application fees are non-refundable.  You may elect to cancel your registration after paying the course fee but before launching the course online.  In this case, you will be eligible for a refund less a 5% processing fee.

Course Extension policy

Please apply only when you are ready to begin as this training is non-refundable once you launch the course.  Students have six months to complete the didactic portion and must complete all course requirements within one year.  Students can extend this by six months by submitting a written request (a $100 fee applies).


This learning program, and the information provided therein, is intended for educational purposes only and is provided as a service by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), a nonprofit organization.  In no event shall AABC be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages and/or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use of this learning program.

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