Send Email
The NCSA is a worldwide association dedicated to the professional Newborn Care Specialist.
Certification Requirements
To become certified by the NCSA, you must fulfill certain requirements..
Certification Application
A certificate through NCSA will signify you’re highly skilled, appropriately educated and uphold a respected level of professionalism.
Help and Advise for the Certified Newborn Care Specialist Available here
NCSA Approved Training Programs:

NCSA Approved Education Providers:

The NCSA is proud to offer the following approved educational providers:

These are schools that have submitted their curriculum and met the standards of the NCSA. After the completion of any of one of the following courses, successfully passing the NCSA's membership test and completing their internship hours; candidates can be eligible for certification through the NCSA. (Candidates who have three years experience working with newborns are not required to complete internship hours.) Just a note: You do not have to take a course to take the NCSA membership test. You may 'test out'. Do not contact the NCSA about these courses. Please contact the individual schools or training centers for information.

CAUTION: It has come to the attention of the NCSA that there are classes being advertised that claim to be able to provide enough information and materials that you can pass the NCSA certifcation test.  Some of these classes are only 2-3 hours. If you have attended one of these classes and attempt to become certified, the NCSA will not approve this certifications. When you try and take a short cut to become certified you are downgrading the quality of the certification. 

ONLY the courses listed on this "training page" have been officially approved by the Newborn Care Specialist Association.  If you have questions about a class not listed on this page, please contact us.

English Nanny and Governess School

We teach our students to challenge children to achieve greatness, in a loving and nurturing environment, to raise standards for child "educate" in the United States, and to increase the recognition of trained nannies and governesses as dedicated professionals. We are proud to include the NCSA Membership as part of our curriculum.

Our affordable team of Newborn Care Specialists aka Baby Nurses, RNs, Postpartum Doulas, Lactation & Sleep Training Specialists offer loving & attentive in-home care 24/7. We specialize in thoughtfully selecting our staff to ensure a childcare professional who is skilled, trustworthy and genuinely dedicated to the care and well-being of your baby. 8 - 12  or 24 hour day and nighttime coverage, last minute, long term & short term assignments accepted. For more information please visit or contact (312) 802-8830 email

Gentle Ventures


Gentle Venture's Training Center teaches an excellent course that can be taken in a variety of ways. This course is the original Newborn Care Specialist class and includes more extensive information than any other class offered. They also offer a Newborn Nanny course and a combo course that includes the Newborn Care Specialist and Newborn Nanny. You may buy one class at a time or a complete package.  Gentle Ventures has on line, one-on-one and on-location training that can be taken anywhere in the United States with 7 or more students. Contact Gentle Ventures for details and information or call 800-337-0650

Multiple Blessings

These classes are taught by Katie Morin she is holding classes 2 times a month in the San Sacramento, Tracy and East Bay, CA. area. She below for class schedule. Please contact Mrs. Morin for details and pricing.

Newborn Care Training Academy

Co-Founded by Haleigh Almquist, Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, The Newborn Care Training Academy (NCTA) is here to support Newborn Care Specialist’s all over the world. Our growing list of providers proudly place Newborn Care Specialists because parents want the most qualified, knowledgeable professionals caring for their babies. We understand the importance of quality newborn education and provide in person training all over the nation. 202-677-5887

Northwest Nannies, Inc

Northwest Nannies. is nationally acclaimed for offering the finest in the education and placement of Professional Nannies and Newborn Care Specialists.

Precious Moments Babeez for Canada Students

Classes taught by Debbie Fazio, President of Precious Moments Babeez & Baby Parenting Coaches. Devoted to educating professionals across Canada to achieve the highest level of newborn care. This is an on-location training that can be taught anywhere in Canada with a minimum of 5 participants. The main training is located in Mississauga, Ontario. Join one of the scheduled courses or coordinate your own group close to home in any Canadian city.
For more information send an email to

RestAssured Baby Pros Washington DC area

We teach one of the most extensive, most affordable class in the nation approved by the Newborn Care Specialist  Association ( NCSA ). Please call for class dates. This is on location teaching. For more information please email us or call us at 202 390 7989.

Do not contact the NCSA about ANY of these classes. Although they are approved by the NCSA, they are not sponsored by the NCSA. Please contact the individual classes for information.

Additional Recommended Training Programs:

Happiest Baby on the Block:
  • Certification for Parent Educator created by world renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. Based on the Fourth Trimester and his Proven 5 S's Soothing Techniques.
Infant & Child CPR Certification: Birth and Postpartum Doula Certification:
  • Professional organizations offering comprehensive certification courses for those in the Birth, Postpartum and Lactation field. Perfect compliment to NCS and NN career.
Breastfeeding Certification: