In accordance with Florida Law, prior to enrollment, prospective students must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Have taken and received passing grades in college level courses in Math and English (worth 3 credits each), or demonstrate competencies by passing the College Level Equivalent Proficiency (CLEP) for Math and/or English with a score of 40 or higher. Click here for more information: https://clep.collegeboard.org
- THESE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT
In addition to Florida Law requirements, prior to enrollment, prospective students must:
- REQUIRED: Attend an “Aspiring Student Meeting” (see events schedule).
- REQUIRED: Certificate of attendance from a DONA, CAPPA, or ICEA approved national or international Doula training course within the last two (2) years, hold a current Doula certification, or currently be working as a Doula or Birth Assistant. Click here for FSTM-approved Doula Trainings.
- OPTIONAL with 2015: Attend a 15 hour minimum Childbirth Education Training within the last two (2) years or hold a current Childbirth Educator Certification. Click here for FSTM-approved Childbirth Educator Training.
- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Have taken a college or AP level Biology or Science course and/or a Medical Terminology course.
For FSTM-Approved Childbirth Educator Trainings (Optional)
For FSTM-Approved Doula Educator Trainings