If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you already know that the best baby sleep consultants come from GREAT sleep consultant training programs. But you may be wondering, “What does sleep consultant tuition cost?”
Or perhaps you’ve checked into online courses and wondered why tuition seems to vary so much — from the unbelievably low to the unattainably high. What’s realistic…and how much will you pay? What does it really cost to become certified as an infant sleep consultant?
Here’s the scoop on what your tuition may be, plus tips on getting your best pediatric sleep certification training.
In This Article
In this article we will discuss:
- Why should you become a certified sleep consultant?
- Do you really need a sleep consultant certificate?
- Sleep consultant training costs
- Why some programs cost so little
- Why some programs cost so much
- Choose the best school
- Your next steps
Why Should You Choose This Career?
Becoming a certified infant sleep consultant is an incredible journey. And it’s easier than you think.
Once you achieve a baby sleep consultant certification from a qualified school, you’ll get:
- A flexible career — work around your family time and play time
- Resources for networking, so you can spread the word
- The satisfaction of a happy client
- An income up to 4X * the average 4-year degree
( * Based on a poll of IPSP graduates. Check here to find out what is involved in attaining your own certification.)
Do You Really Need a Sleep Consultant Certificate?
In a word: yes. A certificate shows clients that you are qualified to work with infants and young children in this field.
Never practice baby sleep consulting without a certificate of completion of 150-180 hours of field-related study.
Sleep Consultant Tuition Costs
Of course, if you’re reading this article, you’re wondering what your baby sleep tuition costs. To understand this, you need to know that your education must result in a certificate from a qualified school in order for you to practice safely.
U.S.-based or Canada-based online programs should cost you between $3000 and $5000 for a full course that includes:
- Educated and accredited instructors, including MDs and RNs/LDNs
- Instructors with additional certification (such as special needs certification, OCT, etc.)
- Attorneys who are up-to-date on intellectual property law
- A COMPLETE course roster (usually totaling 120 hours)
- Accessibility to faculty: email, text or Zoom
- A clear breakdown of exactly what the course will include
Why Are Some Sleep Tuition Consultant Costs So Low?
NOTE: Beware of online sleep consultant certificate scams. If you come across a “school” that is offering you a certified infant sleep certificate for well under $2500-3000, chances are you’re not getting a real school.
Instead, such “schools” tend to pull information off the internet and arrange it in modules for you to read by yourself. (Yes, that’s plagiarism.) In this case, you are NOT getting a complete, up-to-date course, and the course may not follow current legal rules for what to do and what not to do as a certified sleep consultant. Also, schools this “cheap” often lack instructors; instructors cost money.
Why Are Some Sleep Consultant Tuition Costs So High?
At the other end of things, some programs cost $10,000 or even more. Make sure you get complete information on the course. If it’s set in beautiful Nassau, where you have to fly yourself, but is three days and only offers the very basics, you are not getting a complete baby sleep certificate course.
Your best option is to stick within the $3500-5000 range, then…
Choose the Best School (And Why We Love Ours!)
This article should help you get started on vetting your future infant sleep certification school. You know what types of instructors you need, how to avoid certain programs, and what cost you should expect.
I created IPSP as the BEST, most complete education course in infant sleep training. IPSP maintains a faculty that is up-to-date on teaching credentials, current trends and laws in the industry, gathering resources for students, and more.
Have questions? Just ask! I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Your Next Steps
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