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Certification Program Guide

Certification Program Guide

The ICPA Certification Program consists of 20 seminars, a Webster written exam , and a final exam.  Due to Covid-related travel and gathering restrictions, many of our in-person seminars are available online, either online or on-demand.  The online versions of the in-person seminars still count towards the Certification Program.

Curriculum Guideline: The ICPA recommends that you complete all seminars and register for the CACCP exam within 3 years from the date of your first attended seminar. You may be responsible for completing any new changes to the curriculum (such as attending new courses and paying additional fees) before starting the final exam process if you do not attend the required seminars and register for the exam within 3 years.

We want you to dive right into the program with ease and confidence. Below, we have mapped out your core goals for the program and the estimated commitment for each.  

Goal #1: Complete all required seminars, either in-person, online, or on-demand. 

Seminars are held in hosting locations about once a month over the course of 12-18 months. Seminars are held on Saturdays and Sundays, and each seminar is 12 hours in total (unless otherwise stated).  We also have many of our seminars available online; live virtually and pre-recorded. 60 hours of in-person training is required for US DCs.

Your Location: Although the program does not have to be completed within a current location offering, please be aware that there is no guarantee that the program will be offered in the same location again and you may be required to travel to complete the seminars within their designated time frame. 

Required Courses: You can view the required courses for Certification and your attendance records on the CACCP tab of your ICPA account.  All courses on the CACCP tab must be marked as Attended in order to register for the CACCP final exam.

Goal #2: Pass the Webster written exam. 

Once you have attended Perinatal Care with Webster Certification with Dr. Pamela Stone you will have access to the Webster written exam in your account.  This exam is a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions which should take you about an hour to complete.  

Goal #3: Register for and pass the CACCP exam.

After completion of all required seminars, you can register for the exam in your account. The CACCP exam is a comprehensive essay exam and consists of one question from each seminar in the curriculum. You will be given 90 days to complete the exam, which is about 60 hours of work.  Three 30-day extensions are available for $50 each.  Please review our exam guide prior to registering for the final exam.


1. Certification Program Guide

2. Seminar Guide

3. Exam Guide

4. Next Steps

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