How do I become a Certified Sleep Consultant?
Have you thought about becoming a baby sleep consultant but have no idea where to get such training? I
know, the information about sleep consultant certification and training is very limited and difficult to find. Currently there are only a handful of sleep consultant certification programs available.
As a sleep consultant you have the amazing job of giving sleep-deprived parents the gift of sleep. Not only is it rewarding, but it enables you to meet and work with wonderful parents and their families. I’ve found a great deal of joy in helping people all over the world, and I believe you can too. So, if you are passionate about sleep topics and parenting, then you would be a great sleep consultant. The only thing I ask for is a willingness to work hard. In turn, I will do my very best to make sure you understand every concept and will share all of my secrets and tricks of the trade.
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.
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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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.
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