Death/End of Life Doula Specialist Program Weekends

If you’re ready to answer your calling and become an end of life doula, International Doula Life Movement’s Death/End of Life Doula Specialist Certification program is for you.

The class will start on September 21st – December 14, 2024. Meets from 10:00am-3:00pm CST on Saturdays for 11 weeks. Graduation on Dec. 18th at 7pm CST. No class on Nov. 2nd.

All class meetings are recorded and uploaded to the student dashboard within 48 hours. Continue reading to see what we include and all the FREE support and training IDLM gives our community.

$140 / 6 monthly

Overview of Death/End of Life Doula Specialist Program

At IDLM, we prioritize thorough learning and equipping our students with the necessary skills to become professional doulas in their respective communities. Our program caters to those who wish to assist their loved ones or pursue a career as a doula, and we provide support not only during the course but also after. As a part of our doula community, you will forge meaningful connections and receive the assistance you require to be a successful doula in your community.

The live Death/End of Life Doula Specialist Certification program will walk you through what you need to know in order to become a doula from a practicing standpoint and introduce you to ways to run a business and get your first clients. At IDLM, becoming a specialist as a Death/end of life doula involves training in various areas such as companion doula, contemplative doula, life planning, and end-of-life doula.

IDLM requires graduates to complete 12 credits a year and renew certification every 2 years.  IDLM provides free continuing education. At this time we do not offer continuing education credits for any other professional licensing. Continuing education credits are given free of charge to IDLM students and graduates. 

We ask students to purchase the Barbara Karnes End of Life Guidelines Series by visiting Bk Books. Please put in the order form that you are a IDLM Student. 

We also ask that you purchase a book from The Hospice Care Plan by Odonata Care. Please email us at for a special discount code. 

Our self-paced students and graduates are invited to join our live online Death/End of Life Doula Specialist Program for any modules or jump in a live online class anytime.

Unable to attend a live class? Check out our self-paced.

No matter if you take our live or self-paced program, all students and graduates receive updates for FREE.

Our LIVE online classes are live and interactive, not webinars. All class recordings are available within 48 hours for students who cannot attend a class live. Recordings are in your student dashboard.

We ask that you please purchase Barbara Karnes (1 or more if you like ) End of Life Guideline Series please visit to purchase and The Care Plan by Odonata Care by going to  Before classes start.

What is also included:

All students receive access to our Signature Business 101 Program which includes 7 modules, workbooks, and 1:1 support. This is self-paced so that you can start anytime and we offer the program live several times throughout the year, which is FREE for you to attend—a $400 Value.

  • Live through Google Meets  Graduation, and Certificates mailed out. (No digital certificate).
  • Join Our Directory For FREE!
  • Discounts on Future Education Programs.
  • Continuing Support to our Graduates (1:1 if needed).
  • Free monthly Grief Support.
  • Free monthly Death Positive Talk.
  • International Doula Life Movement Family Events.
  • IDLM Book Society.
  • Open office hours to receive to ask questions and receive support.

Free access to our student and graduate community platform. Free to you! 

  • Access to our community platform
  • Member-driven support. You can connect with fellow students on a more intimate level.
  • More safety. This is a private community and offers greater privacy than social media.
  • More flexibility. You can access the platform via desktop or through an app!
  • Monthly themes & weekly prompts. This will offer you ongoing growth and insight.
  • Workshops & webinars. Continuing education nights, special events, and more became easier to keep track of and access replays!
  • Free Resource Library. 
  • Free IDLM Doula Mentors Group. Have all the support you need to launch and support you as you run your doula practice.

Topics Covered:

What people are saying


Continued education

Monthly at no cost to our students. Keeping you updated on industry advances and tools to enhance your practice.

The Movement

You found your doula family. Our family community for ongoing support on a daily basis.


Who are actively practicing their specialty/services daily.

IDLM brings together over 200 years of experience!