Sleep Consultant Certification Program
The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting™ (IPSP) sleep consultant certification program is taught by Violet Giannone, a Registered Nurse, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Regional Representative for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Published Author of Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days and Owner and Founder of Sleep, Baby, Sleep®, a successful pediatric sleep consulting company. The program is approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.
The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting™ is Approved!
Why Choose the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting™?
Here at the IPSP you will be graduating from a reputable program and Institute. We have been working hard at making sure we are the leaders in sleep consultant training and education. We are not just a quick low budget “online course”, promising you a fast track to becoming a sleep consultant. We are dedicated professionals offering comprehensive training and education from a name that clients trust. You will be receiving your certification from an Institute that is an approved training provider. Your certificate of completion and certification logo will denote your training so that you can proudly display this on your website, marketing material, and showcase to your clients.
Violet Giannone, Director of IPSP is a Registered Nurse, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Regional Representative of the Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Published Author of Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days. She is also Founder and Owner of Sleep, Baby, Sleep® a world renowned pediatric sleep consulting company. Our instructors are experts in their field. From lactation, psychotherapy, child development, to marketing and business building we offer a course that you can be proud of completing. Anyone can become a sleep consultant, where you complete your certification will often determine how successful you are, so choose wisely! The biggest mistake we see at IPSP is students taking a quick online course from an unqualified website or person, then coming to us for additional training.
This Course is for you if…
- You are passionate about helping others
- You have an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to create a better life for your family
- You want to become certified through a flexible, self-paced course that you can complete whenever you’re able
- You learn best with a supportive peer group and responsive instructor
- You prefer a course that is structured, clear, has achievable expectations, builds your confidence, and gives you opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and ask questions
- You can commit to put in the work to do something you love
- You love the idea of being in control of your own work schedule, your finances and having the freedom to live the life you want
To ensure your success, I’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 me as I share in detail how I’ve 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.
You’ll learn about the most important aspects of infant and toddler sleep as it relates to sleep consulting. Because sleep is such a vast topic of lifelong learning, we will be focusing in on the information that you need to consult.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Business of Sleep Consulting
You’ll learn the basics of setting up a legal business, about services to help you with business cards, banners, ads, bookkeeping, insurance, liability, technology (how to create client intake assessment forms, how to start your website, how to find clients through digital marketing), and anything else that you need help with.
. . . And SO much more!
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Mentoring and Support for Your Success
In addition to the wealth of information in the course, I’ll be available to you every step of the way to guide and support you. I’ll make sure you are confident and ready to go out and be a great sleep consultant. I’ll work with you on your first clients for six months, or until you are ready to do it on your own. I’ll 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.
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 to denote your sleep consultant training and certification.
$2,700 or 4 monthly payments of $700
All prices are in USD. Payment deferment and other flexible payment options are available.
The IPSP™ Sleep Consultant Certification Program was created to be affordable and attainable.
Because I know you have a true passion for helping sleepless parents and their babies, I didn’t want the cost of tuition to hold you back from your dream of being a successful, fulfilled, amazing certified sleep consultant. IPSP™ works diligently to keep the cost of overhead down, to keep tuition low for the students.
I’ve been given this life-changing opportunity, and I believe it should be attainable for everyone who has a true passion for this field.
You will not be charged a yearly membership/certification fee.
Most other programs charge $250-$1000 USD annually to maintain your certification. Tuition is all you’ll every pay for the IPSP™ certification program. With lifetime access to the course materials, you’ll get all the latest updates and research to stay up to date.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting™ Sleep Consultant Certification Program please fill out the short application and I’ll contact you to discuss your goals and how I can help you on your journey.