I did a lot of research on all the different places to get certified. I went with Childbirth International's Doula and Childbirth Educator course and I don't regret it. I am almost finished with the reading and tests. Now all that's left is to attend my training births. It's all distance education except for the 2 births you attend for the Doula part. For the childbirth educator part you also have to go to a 12 hr childbirth education class of your choice. I've been able to do all the work when my kids go to bed and I'm learning a lot through CBI.