Newborn Care Specialist Certification 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.  The standard level training is for professionals who would like to incorporate both essential and advanced training topics covering 0-6 months, such as baby sleep training, infant massage and more. The comprehensive Master class, covering care 0-12 months, offers the best training 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, you 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.  

Step One

Register to reserve your space in the next online class of your choice.

Step Two

Receive your Student Care Package with materials for hands-on practice.

Step Three

Complete the video-led training and activities at your pace from home.

Step Four

Receive your official certificate mailed based on your training level.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you offering any in-person classes?

    • Not at this time.  Due to the pandemic and the safety of our students, we are unable to offer classroom training at this time.  We have been offering approved multi-media online course for many years and have updated our online program to make it easier for students to follow and participate in hands-on activity.  Students enjoy the online newborn specialist course because it allows you to go at your own pace, and you can take your time to review the videos and materials properly before testing, allowing the information to really sink in.​ The in-person courses are tentatively scheduled to resume in September and only the Master Class will be offered at that time.  If you would like to be contacted when enrollment is open or the in-person class in NYC, please email us your name, number and email.

  • 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 online modules, course content and video instruction

    • Complete all short answer assessments and reflections

    • 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 the online programs?

    • The standard class Students will have up to one week and 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 about 10 hours for the completion of the basic course, 15-20 hours for the newborn care specialist master class certification training.

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

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

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    • No, we do not offer a payment plan.  Students will be shipped their materials upon registration and will be able to complete the program relatively soon, so you may register when you are able to pay the full tuition with a credit or debit card.

  • 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.  

  • Which level program should I take?  What are the differences between the certificates?

    • Fundamentals Class - the standard program covers the fundamental newborn care training topics and is good for new caregivers and nanny professionals who may not have a lot of newborn experience.

    • Professional class - is for most students who have some infant experience and would like to upgrade their experience and credentials to qualify for better opportunities.

    • Master Class - the master class is recommended for students who are serious about taking their newborn career to the next level and would like to offer a variety of services and expertise areas to new parents.  This is perfect for caregivers who may already have experience with newborns and would like to attain advanced certification credentials.

    • Educator Class - this certification is for individuals who would like to start or grow a small infant care business.

  • 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. Baby Nurse is no longer used formally, partly because you do not need to be a medically trained Licensed or Registered Nurse to work as a Newborn Care Specialist, although we do have many medically trained CNAs, HHAs, LPNs and RNs who enroll in our courses and work as private professional newborn care professionals.

  • 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.  Many of our students have been successful in applying their education and certificate for work in New York, California, Texas, Boston, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia and other busy areas where families hire help.

  • 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 an official certificate and reference material shipped to your home shortly 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 newborn care advanced and master classes.

  • 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 within 1 day or less. Register early as classes fill up in advance.  Group sessions usually begin every other Saturday so you need to register in advance to ensure time for your package to be delivered to your home.  Online registration is secure but you may also call the registration office to register during normal business hours at (866) 771-3181.

Newborn Care Specialist

Training and Certification Course


Advance your career with Newborn Care Specialist Certification, also known as the baby nurse certification course, and become a qualified newborn infant care professional.

Next Online Class Begins Saturday, Sept.26th

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 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 and make babies your business.


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 Training

Next Online Training Begins September 26th

Register Now to Receive Your Student Care Package 

Newborn Care Basic Certification - $495

Newborn Care Professional Certification - $695

Newborn Care Master Certification - $995


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