Sleep Consultant Certification

Launch a fulfilling career that fits around caring for your family.

As a sleep consultant, you’ll do more than help exhausted families finally get some rest. You’ll also experience:


The flexibility to make your own schedule and to work from anywhere.


The freedom to blend a profitable career with a thriving home and family life.


The fulfillment that comes from investing in what matters most to you.

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Sleep Consultant Certification Curriculum Outline


The Science of Sleep

Learn the biology of sleep, including the stages of sleep, sleep cycles, and how child development affects sleep.


Sleep Training Techniques

Develop expertise in multiple sleep training methods so you can match your skills to each client’s specific needs.

Bumps in the Road

Understand how to help your clients manage teething, separation anxiety, night weaning, illness, and more.

The Business of Sleep Coaching

Get the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a profitable business, including insurance and liability.

Infant to School-Age Sleep Basics

Know how to help with bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, early wake-ups, and so much more.


Creating Customized Sleep Plans

Learn exactly how to create successful sleep plans and develop a sleep plan template you can easily and quickly customize.

When to Refer Out

Sometimes, sleep training may not be an appropriate solution. Know how and when to refer your client to another professional.


And So Much More!

Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Proven Track Record

Since 2014 more than 900 students have taken our rewarding courses and programs. 


Qualified Faculty

Our instructors have the credentials, education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to a community of IPSP-trained consultants. Ask questions, share resources, and discuss trends.

Lifetime Certification

Unlike most programs, IPSP doesn’t charge annual recertification fees.

Instant Marketing

Jumpstart your business with a profile on the IPSP website and in-house referral opportunities.

Hands-On Director

Our founder and lead instructor is only an email, phone call, or text away—every day of the week.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Plus, no other sleep consultant certification course is taught by a Registered Nurse and endorsed by Pediatricians! 

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most trusted, robust, and most up-to-date training available.

This program is a great fit for you if: 


You've experienced the pain of sleepless nights and want to help others.


You're a parent who wants a professional, flexible, work-from-home career.


You have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive on independence.


You're self-motivated, self-disciplined, and ready to take control of your schedule and finances.

Are you a medical professional or childcare provider looking to better serve your clients? This program is perfect for you, too!

Meet Violet Giannone, R.N.

Director, Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting®

      • Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health 
      • Author, “Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days” and “Superstar Potty Training”
      • Founder, Sleep, Baby, Sleep®
      • International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member
      • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Professional Member
      • National Parenting Education Network, Member
      • Approved Training Provider, International Institute for Complementary Therapists
      • Pediatric Sleep Expert, Tot Squad

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As a registered nurse and new mom, I often felt torn leaving the house for my shift at the hospital. I loved working with patients and making a difference, but I didn’t love the long hours that kept me from my little one. 

Becoming a sleep and parent consultant has allowed me to nurture my passions, enjoy a fulfilling career, and care for my family.

Hundreds of my students have now had that same experience—and I want the same for you!

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Founder and Director, IPSP®

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How to Become a Sleep Consultant.

Get your Sleep Consultant Starter Kit and…


Learn how much you could make as an IPSP sleep consultant


Get a detailed outline of all lesson topics


Learn about our exclusive peer support group


Discover how Violet’s one-on-one mentorship program works


Receive tips for spotting FRAUDULENT programs


++ And Get a Video SNEAK PEEK into our course!


"The IPSP provided me with the education and knowledge I needed to move forward with my own business. I feel prepared to help my clients. Also, having Violet's continued support for six months after the completion of the course was great. the reason I chose this program, and it makes me feel confident to keep going. "


"I had a great experience with IPSP. The best part is being part of a community where we can ask questions, support each other, and learn from our experiences. The self-paced learning option offered by this course did not force me to travel or spend a lot of money. I could easily work on it on my own time and the information is always there for me to refer to. "


"The program provided me with the tools to start my own business. The community on Facebook is great and you feel like you have a support network. Whenever I emailed Violet with a question, she responded very quickly, which I appreciate! "

Get unparalleled support
—every step of the way.

Most sleep certification programs take your money then leave you to fumble through your coursework (and launch your new business) alone.

At IPSP we do things differently.

We leverage our faculty members’ expertise to provide you with everything you need to consult with confidence. What’s more, you get one-on-one access to our lead instructor during your training—whenever you need it!

And we don’t stop there.

For six months following your graduation, our program director will personally mentor you through all the important “firsts” in your new career. From helping you create your first sleep plans, to launching your first business website, to finding and working with your first clients, we’re passionate about helping you become a successful sleep consultant.

Exceptional training. Affordable tuition.

Sleep Consultant Certification

Your Sleep Consultant Certification Program includes:


Training from qualified experts, not just another sleep consultant


Instant and lifetime access to all program materials


On-demand support from our program director


Six months of one-on-one mentorship after graduation


Career placement opportunities


Printable digital badge and certification from a school clients know and trust


Membership in our exclusive online community for ongoing support and connection


One-page sleep consultant listing to jump start your business

One-Time Payment


6-Month Plan


Total Investment: $3840

9-Month Plan


Total Investment: $3960

Low Monthly Plan as Low as


(Email us to inquire)

Price is USD. All payments are non-refundable.

A motivated consultant who follows the steps outlined in our program can expect to earn back their tuition investment in three months or less.

Interested in more than one course? Bundle your courses and save!

Say “yes” to the best of both worlds.



Complete your application, receive your acceptance letter, and make your first tuition payment to receive access to the program.



Our instructors have the education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.



Enjoy a fulfilling career as a Certified Sleep Consultant without sacrificing time with your family.

Common Questions

How long will it take to complete my Sleep Consultant Certification?

Our comprehensive, self-paced program includes 90-120 hours of coursework, and all materials are accessible immediately upon your first payment. On average, most students finish the course in about two months.

There are no specific time commitments or deadlines. You’re in complete control of the timeline, so you don’t have to feel pressured or rushed.

What can I expect to earn as a Sleep Consultant?

Most sleep consultants are paid $350-400 for a virtual consultation. Should you choose to offer in-person consultations, you can expect to charge $2-4K. (If you’re considering working in-person, we’ll help you think through additional liability insurance requirements.)

A motivated and driven consultant who follows the steps outlined in our program can expect to earn back their tuition investment in three months or less.

What is the coursework like?

The Sleep Consultant Certification Program is comprised of eight modules covering both the science of sleep and the business of sleep consulting.

Each module contains:
● Video or PowerPoint Presentations
● Assigned readings
● Real-life case studies
● Quizzes

The program culminates in a final exam, where you’ll use everything you’ve learned to create a sleep program for a client.

How do I become a Certified Sleep Consultant?

Once you’ve completed all assignments and assessments in the eight training modules, you’ll take and submit your final exam.

Exams are graded within four business days of receipt. You’ll be notified via email with your exam grade, and upon passing you’ll receive a printable certificate, Certified Sleep Consultant digital badge, and instructions for setting up your one-page profile on the IPSP website.

How do I receive my certificate and digital badge?

Here at the IPSP we have invested in the world’s most comprehensive digital badge and certificate platform for our students. Your certificate of completion and badge is instant, shareable, and verifiable.

Digital credentials are a much more secure alternative to paper certificates. You also don’t have to worry about lost or damaged envelopes. You get instant email delivery of your credentials upon course completion.

Verification of your certification is backed by blockchain technology and bank-level encryption. This means your certificate and badge is impossible to fake. Your clients or potential employer can easily verify your certification is legitimate and active with a single click, helping you get hired easier and faster.

Here’s how you can share and display your credentials:

  • 1-Click sharing on social media
  • Export to PDF
  • Embed in email signatures
  • Embeddable on websites
  • HQ print PDF
  • Print on marketing material

How does the IPSP Sleep Consultant program compare to other programs ?

There has been a recent uptick in so-called “Sleep Consultant Certifications” and not all were created equal. We encourage you to do your due diligence in researching the credibility of the school you will be enrolling in, especially if the cost seems too good to be true. Many programs lack what you need to be a successful sleep consultant or are outright copy-and-paste fraudulent programs. We want you to be successful even if it’s not with us, so we created a detailed guide on how to spot fraudulent programs here. You can also view this helpful chart. 

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How long does this certification last?

Unlike other programs, we provide lifetime certification. You won’t pay any renewal fees, and you’ll have access to the course materials, plus any updates, forever!

How does IPSP keep its costs so low?

IPSP® is among the very lowest-cost schools of its kind. But we never skimp on quality. In fact, all of our staff is trained in education, law, or the medical profession to give you the best education you can get.

We do this by employing trained staff with experience in managing website dashboards and modules, uploading top-notch content and offering a multi-pronged personal plus online approach. We constantly update our programs so you’re getting the very latest regulatory and practical information. So you won’t see a sudden jump in price like some extremely low-cost programs that surprise you on the back end with unexpected costs.

You Receive NO Hidden Costs

Our fee has no “hidden” costs. Curious about what goes into the price tag of your education ––  and why “cheaper” isn’t always better?  Read our article about Choosing the Best Sleep Consultant Certification.

Is the IPSP Sleep Consultant Certification program "accredited"?

Yes, our program is accredited by the American Academy of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). The AADP is an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions and programs.

We believe in full-transparency at the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting, using fancy words to mislead our students is dishonest and quite frankly, it’s illegal. With that being said, it is important to note that currently there are no government-recognized organizations that issue accreditation for sleep consulting certification.

Sleep consulting is a private and non-medical coaching service, therefore THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATION process for ANY SCHOOL

 So yes, we have obtained accreditation from an independent accrediting board as we believe in going the extra mile. However, it is not government accreditation since that is not possible and also not necessary for sleep consulting certification programs. 

I’m interested in more than one class. Is there a discount?

Yes! IPSP offers Bundles ––  three different options for enrolling in our most in-demand classes at the same time, so you save money.

Choose your Bundle and save up to $500. Click here to view our available bundle options. 

Where can I find reviews from past students?

Reviews from our past students can be found here.

What is the IPSP marketplace?

The IPSP marketplace is a one-stop shop that provides you with access to exclusive discount pricing for products and services that you may want or need for your sleep consulting business.

Also included are our recommendations for some of the best free or inexpensive services that are highly rated by our successful graduates. Think of the marketplace as shopping around done for you.

From affordable website design to showing you where to create free and beautiful social media content to insurance recommendations and so much more… we’ve got you covered!

What is your refund policy?

Tuition payments are non-refundable.

Still have questions? Contact us so we can help you take the next steps to increasing your confidence and skills.

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