Registration & Payment

You may register online or over the phone at (425) 602-3361 or by mail. Full payment in U.S. dollars must accompany your registration. Please make checks payable to "The Simkin Center" or "Bastyr University."

Cancellation, Transfer & Refund Policy

There will be no refund for cancellation requests made less than 30 calendars days before the start of class. The deadline to request refund or transfer is 30 calendar days before the first day of the workshop for which you are registered. We must receive your request in writing (email is fine).  A $100 processing fee is charged on all cancellation, transfers or refunds. Only one transfer per calendar year is permitted. Returned checks will be assessed a $28 fee. No refunds are made for any missed portions of a course, and student will not receive a certificate of completion. It may be possible to make up missed portions of a course for an additional fee of $75/day. Contact us to explore that option. Simkin Center reserves the right to cancel courses with insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be granted.

Certificates of Completion: A duplicate certificate of completion can be provided for a fee of $15 (digital copy) or $20 (hardcopy by USPS).  Please allow 7-10 business days. Pay by phone (425) 602-3361. In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must complete all of the Online Learning Modules before the end of the workshop.


Please contact our office if you are interested in one of the following discounts: or 425-602-3361. Discounts may not be combined or used in conjunction with Simkin Center Leadership Fund awards.

  • Institutional Discounts: Two or more employees of an organization who register at same time are eligible to receive $50 tuition discount per registrant.
  • Bundle discounts: New registrations for both the Birth Doula Skills Workshop and the Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop at the same time receive Breastfeeding for Doulas at no cost. New registrations for any two or more Simkin Center in-person workshops receive 10% off each registration price.
  • Bastyr discount: Bastyr University faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible for a 20% discount off Simkin Center courses. The discount is available on one course per year. Eligible faculty must be teaching one or more classes per academic year. Alumni refers to graduates of Bastyr academic programs and students in Bastyr University academic programs must be in good standing.
  • Course Assistant Discount: Each workshop has a Course Assistant who arrives early, stays late and helps with basic classroom tasks in exchange for a $100 tuition discount.
  • PALS Doulas Discount: Current and supporting members of PALS Doulas are eligible to receive a 10% discount off Simkin Center workshops.
  • Military Discount: Active military members, Reserve, and Veterans are eligible for a 20% discount off Simkin Center courses. The discount is available on one course per year. 

School Closure Information

In the event of snowy or other inclement weather, visit to find out if the campus is closed.Up to the minute campus closure information is also available by phone, call the main line: 425-602-3000.  Be safe – if you don’t feel comfortable driving, don’t. Please note: Class days missed due to University closure will be rescheduled or made up at later date.  Class days missed by a student when the University is open may be made up at another course for a fee of $75/day.  Contact us to arrange.


You are welcome to bring your infant aged 0-4 months as long as you also bring a caregiver.  We ask that your caregiver care for your baby outside of the classroom.  Nursing is always welcome in the classroom, and your baby can visit you during class for this purpose.  Please let us know in advance if you are bringing your baby and caregiver.  If you are lactating we can accommodate your needs to nurse, pump or generally care for yourself in the very best way.

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Contact Us
(425) 602-3361
Room #422
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

M-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Planning to drop by? Please phone ahead.

Alex Sosa, Director

Kay Hwang, Kenmore Program Coordinator

Marissa Thomas, Kenmore Program Assistant
(425) 602-3361

Complaints? Please see Simkin Student Complaint Process