Community-based Doula Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the application deadline?
A: Friday, June 23, 2023
Q: What is the first day of training?
A: July 11, 2023
Q: What is the end of training?
A: December 2023
Q: Where will the training take place?
A: Virtual OR In-Person at the McKenny Center
- 19750 Burt Rd, Detroit, MI 48219
Q: What is the class schedule?
A: Weekly on Tuesdays:
In-Person, 9am – 12pm
Virtually, 6pm – 9pm
Q: How many classes are there?
Q: How do I apply?
A: Watch the informational video to receive the link to the application.
Q: Do I have to reside in Oakland County?
A: No, but you must be a Michigan resident preferably in the tri-county area.
Q: Who is the point at Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association?
A: Aja Burnett, Ajab@bmbfa.org or (313) 688-4056?
Q: What is the attendance policy?
A: You must attend a minimum of 18 classes.
Q: What happens if I miss a session?
A: There will be time towards the end of the training for make-up sessions. However, this does
not substitute for the aforementioned attendance policy.
Q: How many births must be attended for certification?
A: Trainees must attend 2 birth experiences.
Q: How many prenatal and postpartum home visits must I attend?
A: 3 prenatal visits and 3 postpartum visits per birth.
Q: Do I have to own a car?
A: Yes. You must own a vehicle, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Q: When does the next training class begin?
A: The next training class date is to be determined. Stay updated here.