Do I have to have any prerequisites to enroll in the CCC Program?
No, but we do require a highschool dipolma or GED.
Is the credential of Certified Childbirth Consultant "CCC" regulated at a State or Federal Level?
No it is not. The Training and Certifications are issued by Commonsense School of Midwifery.
Do I have to move to Florida to enroll in the CCC Program?
No, the uniqueness of this program is the flexability it offers. We have desinged these courses to be student friendly, allowing the student to come into town for the didactic (in-classroom) portions of the course, and then return home to work on their externship.
If I live too far away, can I sponsor the CCC Program in my area?
Yes, we have designed the program for those who have difficulties coming to Orlando, CCSM can bring the Program to their area. To sponsor the CCC Program, you must help secure a training location and promote the Program in your area. If 10 students enroll, the "sponsoring " student's course tuition is complimentarty. Does not include Enrollment or Lab Fees! A great way to earn certification at reduced rate, as low as $260.
Does CCSM help me gain my experience?
Yes, you will have the option to attend deliveries via the The Birth Center, a free standing birth center owned and operated by Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, as well as connect with patients who are choosing a hospital delivery via The Easy Access Clinic, but we do not take full responsibility to provide all your experience.
If I have a friend who is pregnant, will working with her count as experience?
Yes, we allow you to count hours towards certification regarless of where the delivery takes place.
What course do I take first?
We HIGHLY recommend that students begin with the Course 1230 Doula.
What if I have already attended another training or have my certification in one of the three course areas?
Regardless of where or whom you have trained with you will be required to attend Course 1230 Doula at a Fellowship fee of $135. The Fellowship Student will still be required to meet all CCSM Certification requirements, but may count past experience to meet the requirements. CCSM will evaluate other Childbirth Education and Lactation Education Programs on a case by case basis to count toward the CCC Program.
If I enroll in the CCC Program am I officially enrolled in the 3 year Midwifery Program?
No, you are only enrolled in the Certified Childbirth Consultant Program. The three courses comprising the CCC Program are prerequesites for the 3 year program, but aquiring CCC does NOT guarantee acceptance into the Midwifery Program.
Do I have to pay the full tuition at one time?
No, You can pay as you move through each of the courses. The course has to be paid in full prior to the course start date, including the Lab Fee.