Sleep Consultant Certification Program

Here at IPSP™, you will graduate from a renowned program and institute – with certification widely recognized throughout the industry. Led by nurse, author, and pediatric sleep specialist, Violet Giannone; the program is approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, so you can proud of where you completed your training. With self-paced study, experienced instructors, and unparalleled student resources – the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting will quickly unlock your potential. At last, you can become a Certified Sleep Consultant through one of the world’s most respected Sleep Consultant Certification Program.

Why Choose the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting™?

At the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting (IPSP), you get high level training that prepares you for a career as a professional sleep consultant. We are dedicated professionals offering comprehensive training and education from a name that clients trust.The program gives you the freedom to study on your own time, provides you an industry-leading education, and sets you up for success in an impactful field. 

Approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, and led by sleep professional, Violet Giannone; with IPSP training, you can finally enjoy the meaningful career you’ve always longed for.

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Graduate From a Credible Educational Institute

The IPSP™ is a leader in pediatric sleep education. When clients inquire about your education, you can proudly display our certification logo on your website or marketing material.

Career Placement Opportunities

Many of our grads refer out, and even hire full-time sleep consultants as they get busy. Available in-house opportunities for the IPSP and Sleep, Baby, Sleep are also posted within our private FB group.

Get Educated by a Medical Professional & Registered Nurse

No other program offers this. Your lead instructor, Violet Giannone has been in the medical field for over 15 years. The medical side of sleep consulting is so incredibly important to understand the liability involved when consulting and how to handle and refer clients out appropriately. So you can rest easy knowing you’ll get the highest level training possible.

Benefit From Our Proven Track Record

Over 350 students have completed the IPSP Sleep Consulting Certification - and our graduates have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers and successful independent practices.

Work Through the Course Completely at Your Own Pace

No deadlines or time commitments. You log on when your schedule allows and work through the course. Then pick up where you left off at the next log in.

Support From a Dedicated Director

The program was created using a self paced model to offer flexibility so that busy students still have an opportunity to complete their certification. However, Violet Giannone is involved in all student progress and takes pride in supporting each and every student. She grades all course work, offers feedback and support. She is also available 7 days a week, and is only a email, phone call, or text away.

Gain Knowledge from Industry Experts

Lessons on lactation, breastfeeding, SIDS, postpartum depression and so much more; our instructors have expertise in a wide range of specialty issues, and the credentials to teach groundbreaking lessons that set IPSP apart.

Friendly, Low Tuition With Payment Plans

You have a passion for helping sleepless parents and their babies, and we won’t let the cost of tuition to hold you back from your dream of being a successful, fulfilled, amazing certified sleep consultant.

6 month One on One Mentorship

Unlike other programs, you get individualized, one-on-one help from the Founder/Director of IPSP. This way, you can be fully prepared to be a successful sleep consultant.

Exposure to a Variety of Sleep Training Methods

You won’t get exposed to just one method, style, or ideology. Here, you’ll be versed in a wide breadth of sleep training methods. This way, you can provide unparalleled support to your many different clients.

One Page Website Listing

Once you graduate you will be listed on the IPSP website. You will also have your own one page profile listing where you can display your bio, contact information, profile picture/logo, social media channels and more. No need to rush to create a website, you can direct your clients to your dedicated page!

No Annual Membership Fees

Most other programs charge $250 - $1,000 USD annually - just to maintain certification. At IPSP, you get lifetime access to the course materials with no fee, you’ll get all the latest updates and research to stay up to date.

Too often, we see students take a quick online course from an unqualified website or individual. Then, those same students come to us for additional or remedial training. Don’t make the same mistake. Get your quality training up front, from a school people know and trust, and begin your rewarding career.

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Course Outline

To ensure your success, We’ve partnered with an instructional designer to create this course and all of the assessment pieces. They’ve been designed to give you a 360° view of your progress. The content has been taken from real clients and the assessments and assignments build from simple to more complex, so when you graduate you’ll be ready to deal with real-life situations.

The course contains 7 self-paced modules that you can complete at your own pace. You’ll learn about the biological basis for sleep, the progression of infant and toddler sleep, sleep troubles and why they arise, various sleep training techniques, how to coach your clients, how to create customized sleep plans, and how to set up and market your business to attract clients. Through this program you will learn how to be a successful sleep consultant, and how to market yourself and your business. You’ll also have access to the Director as she shares in detail how she has helped so many clients through the years, as well as a peer group of other sleep consultants to help and support you throughout your journey

Valuable, Real-World Experience

You’ll learn about the most important aspects of infant and toddler sleep as it relates to sleep consulting, and because sleep is such a vast topic of lifelong learning, you will get all the information you need to consult effectively in your practice.

Infant and Toddler Sleep Basics

You’ll learn about what’s normal at various ages and about common sleep problems at these ages. You’ll be able to help your clients with bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, early morning wakings, pacifier and sleep prop dependency, sleep regressions, short naps, how to handle crying, and so much more.

Bumps in the Road

You’ll learn about common roadblocks and bumps clients will come across and how to handle them, including teething, separation anxiety, night weaning, illness, growth spurts, and regressions in relation to developmental milestones.

When to Refer Out

Sometimes, sleep training may not be an appropriate solution, or you may not feel comfortable consulting with a client. You’ll learn how to handle these situations and when to refer your client to another professional. 

The Science of Sleep

You’ll learn about the biological basis of sleep including the stages of sleep, sleep cycles, and about the brain changes that occur during child development that affect sleep. You’ll also learn why sleep disturbances happen and how to use your knowledge to coach your clients as to what to expect.

Sleep Training Techniques

You’ll learn about various sleep training methods and techniques. We do not focus on one particular method. Being knowledgeable in a variety of methods, will allow you to be diverse and work with many different clients. We focus on proven gentle and intermediate techniques but also give you information on Cry It Out techniques should you wish to use them in your own practice. You’ll learn to coach parents on how to handle tears.

How to Create Customized Sleep Plans for Clients

You’ll learn exactly how to create and customize successful sleep plan. You’ll get a sample sleep plan with all the components, and we’ll guide you in how to create templates you can easily and quickly customize.

The Business of Sleep Consulting

Get the nuts and bolts of setting up a business; from how to create business cards, banners, and ads; to bookkeeping, insurance, liability, and digital marketing. We’re at your side – not just throughout the duration of the course – but as you open your practice and grow your career.

. . . And SO much more!


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Mentoring and Support for Your Success

In addition to the wealth of information in the course, the Director will be available to you every step of the way to guide and support you. Violet will make sure you are confident and ready to go out and be a great sleep consultant. She will work with you on your first clients for six months, or until you are ready to do it on your own. Violet will also help you set up your website, create sleep plan templates, and offer help with anything else that you may need. You’ll even retain lifetime access to all the course materials and resources at no extra cost!

Members Only Support Group

You’ll also have access to an invaluable and unique members-only online social support group, comprised of sleep consultant students, certified and highly experienced consultants, parenting educators, nurses, lactation consultants, teachers, postpartum doulas, marketing specialists, journalists, social workers, lawyers and infant specialists – from whom you’ll be able to learn. We discuss everything sleep-related and do lots of problem-solving in our group: client scenarios, marketing strategies, the latest sleep research, offer help, share resources and even pass along clients! This support group is available to you from the moment you sign up for certification program.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the course will be demonstrated by completing required lessons and all assessments (quizzes, tests, case studies). You’ll have multiple attempts, as much time as you’d like and individualized support – we’ll work through it together to ensure your success!

Certificate of Completion

A printable certificate of completion will be issued once all of the requirements are submitted and passed. You’ll also be given a IPSP™ certified logo for business use on your website and marketing material so you can showcase your sleep consultant training and certification proudly

Meet IPSP Founder and Lead Instructor, Violet Giannone

The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting (IPSP) sleep consultant certification program is taught by Violet Giannone; Registered Nurse, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Regional Representative for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Professional Member of the National Sleep Foundation, Published Author of Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days, and Owner and Founder of Sleep, Baby, Sleep®; the world-renowned pediatric sleep consulting company.

A Message from the Founder...

For the last 10 years, I’ve used my work as a Pediatric Sleep Consultant to help sleepless families all over the world, every single day. 

I’m so fortunate to have been given this transformative opportunity. And that’s why I founded IPSP, because I believe being a Certified Sleep Consultant has the power to unlock your true potential and deep sense of satisfaction.

If you have a passion for helping others, and a desire to make your life more meaningful and rewarding – than IPSP is the right choice.

I can’t wait to help you on your journey, and to give you customized guidance, so you have the power to meet your specific career goals. 

Cost of Tuition is

Or take advantage of one of our payment plans

4 Month Plan

$ 850
  • Total Tuition $3,400
  • Instant access to course once payment is made
  • Pay as you go each month

6 Month Plan

$ 585
  • Total Tuition $3,510
  • Instant access to course once first payment is made
  • Pay as you go each month

9 Month Plan

$ 400
  • Total Tuition $3,600
  • Instant access to the course once first payment is made
  • Pay as you go each month

All prices are in USD. Payment deferment and other flexible payment options are available.

What Does the Application Process Look Like?

Applying for enrollment in IPSP is easy. Simply follow these three easy steps, and we’ll be in touch!

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