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Newborn Care Specialist Certification Master Training

Program formerly referred to as the Baby Nurse Course 

Do you love babies?  Would you like to begin or advance your career helping new parents by providing top-notch newborn and early infant care? For over a decade, ICT Infant and Child Care Training Academy has trained and prepared thousands of professional newborn care specialists to work with families during the day, night, live-in, live-out, full time or part time shifts; caring for their precious babies. Whether you are considering a career change or you are currently working with infants and would like to upgrade your skills and credentials, our newborn specialist online certification training, will help you meet your goals.  You will learn how to become a confident and skilled newborn care specialist and work in the capacity of a newborn nanny, night nurse formerly referred to as a baby nurse, postpartum doula, or infant daycare worker.  


Formerly known as the baby nurse certification course, our non-medical newborn care training program offers options for students at all levels. Students have the option of the basic course and the Master Class.  The Master Class is for professionals of all levels who would like to incorporate both essential and advanced training topics covering 0-12 months, such as baby sleep training, breastfeeding support, twins/preemie care, calming techniques, infant massage, and much more.  The Master Class newborn specialist training (baby nurse certification course) offers the best value for serious newborn professionals who would like to make babies their business and encompasses all aspects of infant care in addition to the specialized areas such as breastfeeding support, multiples and preemie care, postpartum needs as well baby sign language basics.  You will be prepared to provide attentive care while parents rest and recover after the birth of their new baby.  You will help ease the baby into a good feeding and sleep routine and monitor the baby’s health and wellness for any concerns, a true gem to families, agencies and the babies whom you care for.  

When you register, Master Class students will receive a complete student care package with practice training baby doll, swaddle blanket, student handbook and more. You will review video demonstrations and hear from leading experts as you practice hands-on baby care techniques and learn the business and professional side of working with families as you become a trained newborn care specialist.  Additional resources include information on salary, jobs, resumes, interviews, marketing, effective communication and more. You will learn about your role and job description as a competent infant specialist and how to discern the specific needs of each family.  

Choose the Course Level Best Suited for Your Goals

Our Students Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the basic course and the Master class?

    • The Master Program is our most popular course as it includes everything that the basic course includes PLUS additional training and certification in specialized areas such as baby sleep training, infant massage, multiples and preemie care, breastfeeding support and more.  

    • The Master Class includes a student care starter package that is shipped to you and includes all your hands on practice material such as newborn doll, swaddle, toy and more.  

    • You do not need to take the basic class before taking the Master class.

    • The basic course is designed for beginner caregivers who may be on a budget and can only afford this level course at this time but would still like to get started.

  • What are the newborn specialist certification Requirements?

    • Upload or submit a valid photo ID to verify Identity and Name

    • Students must have a valid email address and mailing address to receive shipment

    • Complete all course content, video instruction and activities

    • Complete all short answer assessments and reflections for Instructor Review

    • Practice all hands-on skills with Student Care Package

    • Review handbook and reference materials

    • Successfully complete module quizzes and retake any failed results

  • How long are is the training?

    • Essential level students will have up to one week to complete all coursework at their own pace.  Master class students will have up to two weeks, to complete the program at your own pace and you may complete it sooner if you are able.  You will be able to log-in and out of the course at your own convenience. Each student is different and some need more time than others.  On average, you can expect to spend around 10-15 total hours for the basic course and approx. 20-25 total hours for newborn care specialist master level training.

  • Is the certificate, materials, test and everything included in the cost?

    • Yes! Our courses are all-inclusive and include your Student Care Package (master level students), Training, Resources, CPR and Certification.

  • How can I do CPR online? What if I'm already CPR certified?

    • CPR is approved for online training as we provide you with materials to practice along with the instructional steps video.  Infant CPR is included in the program so if you are already certified, this will be a refresher for you.  CPR is a life saving skill and many students benefit from review as the skills are easily forgotten with time.  

  • What is the difference between Newborn Care Specialist vs. Baby Nurse Training?

    • There is no difference. Those are two terms used to describe the same thing. Newborn Specialist is a non-medical infant caregiver and is the most recent term used to describe a newborn care professional or newborn nanny. 

  • Is this training valid in my area?  Where can I use the certificate?

    • ICT's newborn infant care training and certificate is a worldwide respected program with national and international appeal.  It has been used by students and agencies throughout the USA and Internationally.  If you live outside of the USA, you may need to check with your officials for acceptable forms of child care training depending on your goals.  Our most popular training areas include New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Boston, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia and other big cities and areas where families hire Nanny and Newborn Care.

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    • Students will be able to print a temporary certificate immediately upon completion of the training program completed. You will also receive a beautiful official certificate and reference material shipped to your home within a week after completion.

  • Do you offer job placement assistance?

    • ICT Academy is partnered with leading nanny and newborn specialist (baby nurse) placement agencies.  Our training programs are first class and offer invaluable knowledge and credentials that families respect and prepare you for career success.  Although we cannot guarantee employment for each student, there are many opportunities available for motivated serious childcare professionals.  Career services and information regarding applying for work in this industry is covered in the class.

  • How do I register and when can I start?

    • Register easily online and pay with a credit or debit card. Once your registration is processed, you will receive an email confirmation. Register early as classes fill up in advance.  Group sessions usually once per month and has limited space so you need to register in advance to ensure time for your package to be delivered to your home.  Online registration is secure and you may also call the registration office to register during normal business hours at (866) 771-3181.

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Newborn Care Specialist

Training and Certification Course


Since 2008, ICT Academy has helped thousands of students from all over become top-notch Newborn Care Professionals and 'Baby Nurses' by advancing careers with Newborn Care Specialist Certification.

Next Class Session Starts Saturday, April 24th
The Course is a Self-Paced Online Training

I've never taken an online class before but I wanted to get started with my training right away and I'm so glad I did!  I decided to take the course online for Newborn Baby Nurse and I was able to take my time to review the information and video demonstrations, ask questions from the instructors and I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it.  My certificate looks so professional!

- Student of the online Newborn Care Specialist (Baby Nurse) Master Class Training and Certification Program


Become a Newborn Care Specialist who can provide confident baby care.


Qualify for better job opportunities and earn more doing what you love.


Provide newborn support that families need during the day or overnight.

Newborn Care Specialist (Baby Nurse)

Certification Training

Next Online Training Begins April 24th, 2021

Register in Advance to Reserve and Receive Your Student Care Package (*Packages are included in the Master Class)


NCS Basic Course: $497

*NCS Master Course: $997

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