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The following CE providers are being negotiated with to co-provide  Continuing  Education Credits for APPPAH CLASSWOMB education programs:  CEs  [Commonwealth Education Services provider #1117]  for Mental / Behavioral Health [Psychologists / Social Workers / Marriage & Family Therapy / Licensed Mental Health Counselors - Professional Mental Health Counselors] and Nursing [RN / CNM],  and ICEA for ChildBirth Educators and Doulas.   

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & BodyWork:  [# 934] with  NCBTMB for Massage Therapists and Body Workers for research CEs only.   

There are plans for negotiations in the future with ACOG for offering CME’s for Physicians, and thereby Nurses and Midwives. Until then, Nurses and CNM’s will be covered by CES:  Commonwealth Education Service ​through which an application approval is forthcoming. 

Continuing Education (CE) credits for  Mental / Behavioral Health Professionals  and NURSES [including midwives whose organizations accept these credits]  are offered for the following professions:  

Title of the program:  The Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate Program from the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

Presenters:  Administrators and Faculty are listed here

Program Fees and Enrollment: Click here.

Program Syllabus and Learning Objectives: Click here.

Level of Engagement: Intermediate to Advanced

Number of CEs offered: 110

Target Audience: Nurses, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CEs) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CEs maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive up to 110 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Marriage & Family Therapists:  Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CEs maintains responsibility for this program.   Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive up to 110 CE hours of credit.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors  / Licensed Professional Counselors:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CEs) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LMHCs / LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY.  CES maintains responsibility for this program.   LMHCs / LPCs completing the program will receive up to 110 continuing education hours of credit.

Nurses:   As an APA approved provider CEs programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).   These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC.

Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CEs is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

ICEA:    International  ChildBirth  Education  Association

Continuing Education (CE) credits are offered for  CBE’s and DOULA’s  CE Credit under an assigned program number.


Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health (APPPAH) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education  Approved Provider  #934  for Massage Therapists & Body Workers for Research CEs only.

APPPAH maintains primary responsibility for the program and adheres to all guidelines for providing CE credit as pertaining to approved providers.

Fees for CE Credits are as follows per licensure* or Board for which you want Credits:

Certificate for one license:   $110.00

*certificates for additional  licenses:  $50.00

** If you are dually licensed/certified under different CE providers and want CE Credits for each, there is a fee for each license / certification [ie: mental / behavioral health / cbe / doula  -  nursing / mental-behavioral health  -  nursing / massage  -  nursing / cbe  -  massage / mental-behavioral health  -  massage / cbe] **   Check with CE Coordinator for Doula Exceptions. 

No refund will be given for non – attendance or incomplete document submissions as they pertain to approved CE providers.

Professional license number[s] and State[s] of licensure must be provided

PARTICIPANTS are responsible for ensuring that requested CE providers are approved before submitting payment for a certificate.

Should you have questions regarding approved providers, to date, or obtaining an Education Department CE Certificate, please contact the PPNE Administrator, Sally Dear-Healey, at researchedu@birthpsychology.com.