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

  1. Certification or licensure in a pregnancy/infant care related specialty (for example, childbirth education, lactation, doula, nursing, midwife, massage therapists, PNP, PA, etc.)
  2. 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. License or advanced degree in a mental health profession

Certification Process

Prior to certification all participants must:

  1. View Required Videos:
  • The Happiest Baby Educator Certification Program video
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block video
  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 in the Support Materials/Educator Resources
  1. Submit Completed Certification Packet:
  • Educator Agreement
  • Verification of Completion of Reading Requirements
  • 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.