CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM DOULA (CPD,CBI)
CERTIFIED PLACENTA ARTS SPECIALIST
Association Of Placenta Preparation Arts
Association of Placenta Preparation Arts is not simply a means to certification. APPA is, first and foremost, a resource for evidence based, up-to-date, internationally transferable information and comprehensive training in safe practices has always been their number one goal. APPA has the highest of industry standards and holds all trained and certified Placenta Specialists to these standards and Code of Ethics. This Code of Ethical Conduct assists APPA providers in carrying out their responsibilities to their clients, colleagues, the profession, and the community.
APPA provides mandatory Board Reviews of each Encapsulation Specialists Personal Preparation Protocol for Certification. Protocol Review thoroughly covers transportation procedures, safe handling and storage, workspace preparation, sanitation procedures, preparation procedure, personal protection equipment review and mandatory placenta only processing equipment approval review. Protocol Review is intensive work for each Placenta Specialist, taking place over several weeks, and is reviewed individually by each Board Member before Certification is granted.
APPA'S mandatory course material covers the following:
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE & CODE OF ETHICS
BUILDING A SAFE PRACTICE & WORKSPACE
SAFETY & SANITATION
PLACENTA RESEARCH & STUDIES
PLACENTA HISTORY &
METHODS OF PREPARATION
ANATOMY & PYSIOLOGY
OF THE PLACENTA
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING
For Professional Placenta Services Providers
Professional Placenta Service Providers learn to identify and prevent the potential transmission of bloodborne diseases. This training is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard - 29CFR 1910.1030.
FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATE
In Australia, it's a legal requirement that anyone who handles, prepares or serves food as part of their job must be trained in food safety. The Food Handling Certificate course is designed to meet that legal requirement, as well as protecting clients from the sometimes lethal consequences of food safety incidents. Your placenta will be prepared to be consumed and therefore is classed as a food product. This certification ensures your placenta is prepared in the safest way possible for your consumption.
COVID 19 & PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, Dulcie Lane together with our training organisation Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA) are carefully monitoring the potential impacts of the virus/pandemic. The content contained on this page reflects Dulcie Lane and APPA’s position and current guidance as things stand today. Find more info on COVID 19 and placenta encapsulation HERE.