Requirements 2017-08-09T03:59:15-07:00


Individuals interested in certifying for the Happiest Baby Educator Program must have one of the following qualifications:

  1. Be certified or licensed in a pregnancy/infant care related specialty (for example, childbirth education, lactation, doula, nursing, midwife, massage therapists, PNP, PA, etc.)
  2. Have at least 1 year of teaching experience as a parent educator (for example, La Leche League, teen or adult parenting classes, child care instructors, WIC counselors, adoption and foster care workers, and child abuse counselors)
  3. Be licensed or have an advanced degree in a mental health profession

Certification Process

Prior to certification all participants must:

  1. View Required Videos/DVDs:
  • The Happiest Baby Educator Certification Program DVD
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD
  1. Complete Required Reading:
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
  • The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Birth to Five by Dr. Harvey Karp
  • All information included on the Support Materials CD
  1. Submit Completed Certification Packet:
  • Signed Educator Agreement
  • Verification of Completion of Reading Requirements/Certified Educator Referral Form
  • Completed certification Examination

Candidates have 1 year from their purchase date to finish all requirements of the program.

Recertification for the Happiest Baby Educator Certification Program must be completed every three years, beginning with the original date of certification. To apply for recertification, please download this form and follow the instructions.