Become a Certified End-of-Life Doula
Certified CareDoula®
The Most In-Depth, Comprehensive, Supportive
End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that "between 2020 and 2050, the number of deaths is projected to rise substantially as the population ages and a significant share of the population, the baby boomers, age into older adulthood."

The enormous pressure this will place on present health and death care systems requires innovative solutions to help. The new role of End-of-Life Doula is the solution.
Study From Anywhere! Work at Your Own Pace.
Our signature End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program is a proven and tested End-of-Life Doula model, teaching and supporting you on how to serve beautifully and powerfully with confidence—helping you serve the way you've always envisioned.

Creating a beautiful end of life service has many components. Deanna and our CareDoula® Team are with you every step of the way, eliminating hours (weeks/months) of frustration and second-guessing yourself. Count on us to specifically guide you on the creation of your personal practice for a full year! Build a solid foundation and become the solution in your community.

The program has helped people like you develop part-time and full-time private practices shifting into their dream of serving their community while earning a living and contributing to their family. These students go on to mentor others in their community—as you will, as so many want to do.  

Deanna is one of the few End-of-Doula Educators with her own End-of-Life Doula Practice (since 2005). The methods taught in the Certified CareDoula® program have been thoroughly tested and proven with hundreds of students around the world. 
Interested in Independent Study (information ONLY, without Certification or Mentoring)?
Learn more about that option HERE!
When You Join our Certified CareDoula® Program
You Will Get...
Personal guidance, step-by-step from beginning to end. 
Weekly mentoring meetings with Deanna and Faculty.
• Full implementation and guidance through the entire process.
Radical self-care techniques. How to powerfully care for yourself as you care for others.
• Full curriculum so you know the phases of dying, family coping, the dying time, medications, and special topics.
• Learn how to earn a living caring for families who want this loving service and build your doula comfort bag.
How to build a practice and understand how families can find you.
• Firsthand accounts, experiences, education, travels, and skills in this field since 2000 by an early pioneer!
Deanna and her School Faculty answering your questions. You won't have to figure this out on your own any longer; Deanna has had a private practice herself since 2005.
A supportive community helping you every step along the way.
What to do when your patient dies.
• Skills for healthy grieving.
You Will Learn...
Section 1: Establishing Rapport & Peace 
Mastering the art of building trust and confidence in your service!
• Know: YOUR Personal EOL Plan is complete
• Establish: A soothing environment, relieving anxiety
• Create: Complete Private Practice Development Tool
• Transform: Yourself…begin the most important aspect of the training.
Section 2: Exploring Types & Settings of EOLD Work
Awareness: serving your client expertly and correctly!
• Master training on hospice & palliative care. What you MUST know.
• The little known secret of how to share about hospice. 
• Understanding anticipatory grief and how to best serve.
• The key points in serving in all the different living arrangements.
Section 3: Providing Emotional & Spiritual Support
Awareness: the essence of our service: compassionate presence.
• How to prepare yourself first and care for yourself throughout.
• The keys to communication as an end of life doula.
• How to Witness powerfully and Support in Honesty.
• How to deal with Family Anxiety.
• What Caregivers Really want.
Section 4: Spiritual Care of Self & Others
Mastering the journey into the great unknown with confidence.
• How to navigate spirituality in multiple settings.
• Really understand the spiritual needs of the dying and how to support.
• Understand your part in rituals and spiritual care of others.
Section 5: Providing Practical Support
Mastering top End-of-Life Doula guidance skills!
• Explore: how to facilitate coping and completion of tasks through ethical wills, legacy, end-of-life paperwork, last wishes.
• Establish: end of life planning with our innovative Pre-Death and Post-Death Vigil tools.
• Create: your own processes for organizing help, funeral planning.
Section 6: The Dying Body
Awareness: accompanying during the last days of life.
• Learn the patterns of dying and body changes.
• Really understand cognitive changes and specific phenomenon.
• Specific topics of end of life that you MUST know to be an empowered end of life practitioner.
Section 7: At the Bedside
Mastering physical and supportive care for person and family.
• Know for now and always deathbed care for the dying.
• Learn most of the tried and true vigil support for families (from years of hospice nursing) and bereavement support.
• How to conduct your first professional visit and closure with your families, among other teachings.
Interested in Independent Study (information ONLY, without Certification or Mentoring)?
Learn more about that option HERE!
Here's a Summary of Everything You'll Receive
We Are With You Every Step of the Way
The Certified CareDoula® curriculum is a comprehensive, transformative process that enables you to become crystal-clear on exactly how you want to serve the dying and their loved ones—with confidence.

We support you to have a beautiful private practice bridging the gaps in health & death care, and ensuring your clients can spend intimate time in peace with their loved ones with the least amount of stress. 
You Get...
The CareDoula® Curriculum
  • 1 Year of Support to Complete Your Studies
  • ​Full Course & Online Learning Portal
  • ​End-of-Life Doula Certification
  • ​Practicum Oversight
  • ​School Faculty Access
Certification Requirements
4 Course Assessments, 1 Final Essay, 32-Hour Practicum
Guidance & Personal Support
  • ​1 Year of Personal Guidance & Mentoring Support
  • ​Weekly Calls with Deanna & QLC Faculty
  • Weekly Written Q&A Submission
  • ​Online Discussion Community with Deanna & QLC Faculty
  • Doula Buddy Program - Learn & grow with a partner (optional).
  • ​Practicum Lab & Support
  • Implementation & Guidance
  • ​​Fast-Track System
And yes, there's more...
Bonus #1: The National End-of-Life Doula (NEDA) Alliance Study Guide
NEDA Proficiency Exam is a new professional badge to empower professional end-of-life doulas in the workforce. The core competencies established by NEDA provides a foundational understanding of the end-of-life doula role for the families we serve and entitites we work alongside.
Bonus #2: Special Sessions with Industry Professionals
Deanna brings innovative leaders and educators in the end of life field into our intimate classroom, for just our community of students! Be on the front-lines with industry leaders and experts from the comfort of your own home, getting your personal questions answered.
Bonus #3: EOLD Doula Business Jump-Start
For the person who wants to create a professional practice to serve the dying in their community, we have a special business building program to jump-start your business. This set of tools, created by Deanna, will save you thousands of dollars and years of trial and error. Deanna is one of the few End-of-Life Doula Educators with her own private EOL doula practice (since 2005).
Our training program is proven from over 10 years of mentoring hundreds of students from around the world. If for any reason you decide to not continue on with us, we will refund your money 100% within 7 days of purchase minus a $100 processing fee.
Start Now! Become a Certified End-of-Life Doula
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 All For Only $1997
$1997 One-Time Payment (Save $200)
or 6 Payments of $372!
Interested in Independent Study (information ONLY, without Certification or Mentoring)?
Learn more about that option HERE!
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Student Testimonials:
"Working with you has helped me to align myself with that feels right to me in this work. You confirmed in me what my passions and gifts are. Getting validation from someone with your knowledge and experience in this field has changed me forever. I truly mean that. I didn’t know being a “Death Doula” was even a thing. I now know 100% what my purpose is. Thank you for all of your time and the energy you put into this program. You are changing lives."
- Tiffany R.
"I cannot thank you enough....Coming into the program I was very clear on what I believed my direction with End of Life work was. However, very shortly into the program with your guidance, intuition and foresight I was able to clarify and focus my true hearts calling. This program not only gave me the opportunity to communicate and connect with others of like mind, but to expand on the tools needed to clarify my calling."
- Cynthia B.
"I have learned that despite my inner fears and insecurities, I am innately ready to support the dying and their loved ones. I have felt the ability and strength to do this work most of my adult life but now, after taking this beautifully designed course, I know I was made to do it. It’s like all of my experiences, struggles, abilities, strengths, lessons, interests, so many facets of me point directly to me doing this work. I’ve had the tools the whole time, but your experience and direction has offered a structure to put all the technical details in order. I’ve mentioned before that I am not a technical person so this course has helped me tremendously. I feel I have a foundation to build upon now rather than standing in a murky pond knowing what I need lies beneath the surface but not able to see it. It’s so much clearer now. It gives me great comfort knowing I have the section material and my responses at my finger tips for reference to easily and often refresh myself.
- Sara W.
"You are 'real', down to earth and enlightened; I am drawn to those qualities and I know these are ultimately a great part of your success in this field! I strive to create change in this emerging 'grassroots' area of life and death. Death is just as much a part of life as is birth. I am humbled to be in your 'arena' Deanna, Thank you."
- June Fitzpatrick, Hospice RN
Meet Your Trainer
Deanna Cochran, RN, End-of-Life Doula Mentor & Trainer
"It has been my highest honor serving the dying and their families through hospice nursing since 2000, and as a private practice End-of-Life Doula since 2005. Through my leadership activities as first Chair of NHPCO’s End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council, I am excited to be a part of bringing this new role to hospices and palliative care organizations around the country.

As a founding member and 1st Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, it has been a true joy to bring this role into the professional arena and bring standards, community ethics, and an understanding to empower all. Many years in the making, my bestselling book, “Accompanying the Dying: Practical Heart-centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates,” is a guide that is transforming the understanding of how we care for our people in advanced illness.

This training program supports my free education and empowerment of others, and my dedication to ensure people have equal access to the information and guidance to care for each other through dying. Know that your study with me supports dying well all around the world. You will learn to Serve Others in 'The Doula Way.'" 
Certified CareDoula® Program
Our core curriculum covers the essentials of what it takes to accompany another person and their family through dying and death, and afterwards. We cover all time periods and all settings of where a person may be during each phase. 

Deanna has integrated all of her years of hospice RN experience since 2000, as well as her years as a private end-of-life doula in private practice since 2005, to create this very practical and comprehensive online program for you. She has been mentoring pioneers from around the world to create innovative practices for all these years as well!

This is no ordinary course where you may feel bored with the typical information you can learn yourself in an afternoon online. Instead, you are learning the ‘doula way.’ This is something that takes time to become confident in and feel grounded with the parts of ‘being’ and knowing.

We thoroughly teach to the end of life issues and practices you must know, as well as the art of the practice itself. There is also a very special component of guiding you through your own personal journey examining your own history and building the invaluable practice of self-care. This is crucial to the development of the awareness you need to offer your best self to the one you are companioning.
[Full Retail Value Over $8,000]
 All For Only $1997
$1997 One-Time Payment (Save $200)
or 6 Payments of $372!
Interested in Independent Study (information ONLY, without Certification or Mentoring)?
Learn more about that option HERE!
100 % SECURE Processing
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