We are well aware that trainings are being canceled or postponed during this health emergency situation which may result in difficulties recertifying credentials on or before expiration dates. You have up to one year beyond your expiration date to recertify your credential so there is no need to request an extension or waiver. Further, RICB will waive the extra lapsed fee for any certified professional who is late recertifying their credential. When you are able, you will simply recertify as normal. Your current expiration date cannot be extended so your credential will lapse if you are unable to recertify on or before the expiration date. However, you can still recertify your lapsed credential up to one year beyond your expiration date. You may use online trainings for some or all of your recertification hours.
The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB), in conjunction with the Doulas of Rhode Island and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), are developing a certification for doulas in Rhode Island. The development of this certification is a multi-step process, and we are seeking input from Rhode Island Doulas and stakeholders.
All professional certifications begin with a Content Outline. You can think of this document as a large job description. A DRAFT of this document has been developed for review and feedback. All of the comments and feedback will be considered during a focus group meeting of doulas. This group will work directly with RICB to edit the draft content outline.
The survey must be completed by April 30, 2021. Click here to complete the survey.
RICB is dedicated to consumer protection through offering competency-based credentials to behavioral and community health professionals. RICB maintains ethical standards and procedures for practice for its professionals. They also advocate for and represent these competencies and standards to stakeholders.
RICB is a member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 24 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
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