School of Accompanying the Dying
Certified End-of-Life Doula
CareDoula® Program
Comprehensive | In-Depth | Over 20 Years of Experience

2 Award-Winning Program Options

 Education Level

 Certificate + Mentoring Level

This program is dedicated to my mom.

“Even though I was a hospice nurse when my own mother was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, we all were unprepared for her sudden illness and death within 5 weeks of diagnosis.  What I created for her as we let her go is what I share with you in this program. Every family should have this kind of support. I teach you all I have here.”  ~ Deanna
Study From Anywhere! Work at Your Own Pace.

 Education Level

 Certificate + Mentoring Level

Why the CareDoula® Program
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, and as so many want to do.  

Our doulas are kind, self-reflective, curious, open to new ideas, and are deeply passionate about serving others. Our students are eager to learn from each other and share their own wisdom. If this is you, please join us! We are privileged and honored to serve as your guide.

We are Honored to Have Served Students in our School From Around the World:



Czech Republic





New Zealand


South Africa

United Kingdom

United States

Certified End-of-Life Doula Training using the CareDoula® Method

  • Signature, proven method for instilling confidence in your service, easing death anxiety within the family, and teaching you the skills and awareness to meet the most important needs of this time period.
  • Learn from Deanna's 20 years of bedside and family experience as a Hospice RN and End-of-Life Doula in private practice.
  • ​Includes the core competencies of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance.
  • Provides practical, heart-centered wisdom to support your work.
  • ​Teaches emotional & spiritual tools for you, as well as your families.
  • ​Full Course & Online Learning Portal - study from anywhere, anytime!
  • ​Professional practice development included.
  • ​A home base for life!
Certification Requirements 
Certified End-of-Life Doula (CEOLD): 
4 Course Assessments, 1 Final Essay, 32-Hour Practicum

Are you looking for IN-PERSON training?

Our Mentoring Level Program includes a yearly, IN-PERSON Weekend Training in Austin, TX with Deanna and other students. Regularly priced at $750, this weekend training is included in your CertificateMentoring Program for ONLY $195 should you choose to join us.


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 places on present health and death care systems requires innovative solutions to help.


YOU are the solution. The new role of the End-of-Life Doula is the solution because it is the non-medical role of the EOL doula that will bridge services and support. However you envision yourself serving the dying, Deanna is your guide to be a powerful and beautiful presence as you accompany the dying. 
You Will Learn...
Establishing Rapport & Peace 
Mastering the art of building trust and confidence in your service.
Exploring Types & Settings of EOLD Work
Awareness: serving your client expertly and correctly.
Providing Emotional & Spiritual Support
Awareness: the essence of our service: compassionate presence.
Spiritual Care of Self & Others
Mastering the journey into the great unknown with confidence.
Providing Practical Support
Mastering top End-of-Life Doula guidance skills!
EOL Doula Tools
Legacy, aroma therapy, vigil, planning, and more.
The Dying Body
Awareness: accompanying during the last days of life.
At the Bedside
Mastering physical and supportive care for person and family.
Special Topics in End of Life
Palliative sedation, home funerals, medical issues, green burials, and more.
Building a Practice
Creating a structure of your service, packaging what you offer, and promoting yourself.
And yes, there's more...
Our Super Cool BONUSES!

For the Mentoring Level Option

Bonus #1: CareDoula®  File Cabinet. ($500 Value)
Access our valuable files of worksheets, brochures for clients, presentations for the community, templates, checklists, contract template, PR plan, business ideas, and so much more! (Available March 1st.)
Bonus #2: Special Sessions with Industry Professionals ($1,500 Value)
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 Essentials: Foundation & Jump-Start ($1,200 Value)
For the person who wants to create a professional practice to serve the dying in their community, we have a special business building foundation training and tools/templates to jump-start your business. This powerful kit, 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).
Are you looking for IN-PERSON training?

Our Mentoring Level Program includes a yearly, IN-PERSON Weekend Training in Austin, TX with Deanna and other students. Regularly priced at $750, this weekend training is included in your CertificateMentoring Program for ONLY $195 should you choose to join us.

Our Award-Winning 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 $997

The Wisdom & Practical Skills To Serve Our Communities Deserve To Be Shared NOW...and...This Program In This Format Is A Limited Time Offer!

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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 in private practice as an 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 my joy to bring standards to this role in the professional arena and create an understanding of how we may empower all to die well in this modern age. Many years in the making, it is beautiful to witness my bestselling book, “Accompanying the Dying: Practical Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates,” guide families and practitioners through the advanced illness through early bereavement time period.

The Certified CareDoula® program supports our free education 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® Recap
  • The CareDoula® Curriculum - the clear path toward serving your family and your community beautifully and with confidence. ($2,000 Value)
  • ​Weekly Mentoring Calls - Weekly 2+ hour sessions for 8 weeks - 8 total sessions ($2,500 Value)
  • ​Multi-platform Program Support Package - ($1,200 Value)
  • ​Weekly Written Submissions of Personal Concerns – private exchange dealing with your personal questions that are not in Answers Hub ($2,500 Value)
  • ​Private Discussion Group - peer support and a source for inspiration and motivation ($1,200 Value)
  • BONUS: CareDoula® File Cabinet. ($500 Value) - Access our valuable files of worksheets, brochures for clients, presentations for the community, templates, checklists, contract template, PR plan, business ideas, and so much more! (Available March 1st.)
  • BONUS: Special Sessions with Expert Guest Presenters - your subject matter experts ($1,500 Value)
  • BONUS: EOL Doula Business Essentials: Foundation and Jumpstart Your Practice ($1,200 Value)
[Full Retail Value Over $12,000]
 All For Only $997
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