IPPA's Unique Placenta Encapsulation Training Formats

IPPA offers in-person and long distance training in English and is the only institution offering the training in Spanish!

They also offer Postpartum Doula training and Abortion Doula Training with bundling discounts.**

“IPPA’s mission is driven by a deep understanding and passion in the work that is taught. We believe that the placenta can be prepared safely and honestly regardless of the preparation location. That every new mother should have postpartum support and that the way to achieve this is exceptional education.”

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IPPA's Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training Description

IPPA has a one of a kind, in depth placenta training program with the option to certify. More and more encapsulators are finding that their clients are wanting a formally trained specialist. Our program ensure that you have outstanding educational background in everything placenta preparation related, but also a certifying body that stands behind its students and their abilities. The placenta training program will take between 12-16 weeks to complete.

You have 6 months from training completion to encapsulat 3 placentas and have your client fill out a survey form, read research articles and answer 6 essay questions, write a one page position paper, complete 4 reviews, take an online blood born pathogens training and an online food safety training.

Placenta Encapsulation Distance Training

IPPA has trained over 3,000 placenta specialists since 2011. The training program will immerse you in the business of preparing placenta which teaching you a multitude of preparation techinques including raw and heated capsules, tinctures, balms, printmaking, umbilical cord keepsakes, cooking, sweets and jewelry. IPPA believes in setting industry standards with strict sanitizing and handling procedures, adhering to OSHA guidelines for handling blood born pathogens, professionally working with clients and normalizing placenta consumption. We teach you how to safely prepare the placenta regardless of the location giving your clients piece of mind that they have hired an encapsulator with the highest level of education. 

Placenta Encapsulation LIVE Web Training

IPPA has trained over 3,000 placenta specialists since 2011. The training program will immerse you in the business of preparing placenta which teaching you a multitude of preparation techinques including raw and heated capsules, tinctures, balms, printmaking, umbilical cord keepsakes, cooking, sweets and jewelry. IPPA believes in setting industry standards with strict sanitizing and handling procedures, adhering to OSHA guidelines for handling blood born pathogens, professionally working with clients and normalizing placenta consumption. We teach you how to safely prepare the placenta regardless of the location giving your clients piece of mind that they have hired an encapsulator with the highest level of education. During the LIVE web session, you are guided through our extensive training with an IPPA Trainer via two chat and live video sessions. Using Skype, we are able to go over each module with you, answer questions, provide an atmosphere for important discussions and give you a real-time demonstration of all skills. This is the closest option to our in person trainings and will take 2, 4 hour days with additional follow up studies. LIVE classes are from 9:30 EST – 1:30pm EST. 

Student's Reviews

“I found the sanitation procedures very helpful and thorough. Otherwise, the training and my communication with them was unorganized, unprofessional, and not worth the $.”


“I loved the information provided during my training. It was thorough, practical and well presented. I felt prepared and confident to start offering placenta services. Any time I had questions during my training I was assisted quickly. The support group is great and active.


“I did the online distance training. The course did give very basic information about how to encapsulate safely, but in-depth promised information never came. The instructor basically cuts off communication after she receives payment. In the private facebook group many people have totally different instructions; the curriculum is totally different for in person vs distance classes. There is no continuity and no help after finishing the class. I also signed up to do the placenta/breastmilk jewelry course over two scheduled skype sessions. I log on the second day to find no one there; the instructor had decided she “didn’t feel” like skyping and promised to reschedule. Then she ignored all requests for follow-up. She refuses to refund ore even follow through with sending my paid-for class materials, and she’s been ignoring me for over a year. I’ve found a large group of others in the same boat. This program is a scam and has been reported to the BBB.”


“I feel I received enough training to encapsulate safety, but a lot of in depth knowledge was missing. It is also very hard to get questions answered from the trainer.”


“I was unhappy with the training format (outdated PDF files), as well as lack of response, and support from my trainer. It took a very long time to be added to group for training. Were told we’d need to watch a Skype encapsulation and then told the video posted in the group was what we needed instead. The end of module reviews contained questions that were not answered in the actual modules themselves or were in the wrong module altogether. An additional item to certify was mandated after training had started. Training materials were promised to be updated, but then never were after months of waiting.”


“I was the only one training at the time, so we did the first day via Skype personally. The 2nd day, her kid was sick so it got postponed indefinitely. It was months later before she returned any messages about doing the 2nd day of training. I had to basically threaten her with BBB and bad mouthing her training to get her to respond. I finally was able to SKYPE in to a big class being held. Much of the material the 2nd day contradicted the material presented the 1st day.”


“Student portal and newsletters were promised, but only the newsletter happened. Upon the CDC GBS fiasco we were promised that the trainer would write up an article in regard to the stance of the training org’s position, but then after several months decided it was not going to happen. Many people lost business because clients wanted to hear from each Placenta Encapsulation Specialist’s own training organization. The trainer was not professional and either ignored people until they got fed up and ended up getting banned from the group for calling the trainer out on it. Many people (including myself, but I never asked because I knew it wouldn’t go anywhere) wanted a refund for the lack of materials we had gotten in addition to lack of support, only to be let down and refused money back.  I noticed upon further research as well as communication from friends I have in another country that the trainer has scammed many people there as well as the US. It seems many people are also turning in their training packets and whomever is certified is cherry picked and not done so by the diligence or quality of their work. I would never recommend this training organization to anyone it is a waste of time, energy, and money.”


“IPPA is so unorganized and poorly run. I went through one of the in-person training workshops. We didn’t receive any of the information on the event until the week before the event. We didn’t even know where the workshop was being held until the week before just the city it was being held in. The night before the workshop the place and time were changed. I didn’t receive any update on change of time or venue. Another student that I had been talking with text me the morning of the workshop letting me know it had been changed. I feel the organization is poorly managed. It is never easy to get a response from anyone regarding questions or information. I feel the director has neglected to update training course to reflect new protocols regarding safety and contraindications. The director has failed to follow through on training update that we had been told would be released on set dates. The director then ignores or deletes any questions that are being asked in IPPA FB group in order to avoid having to answer questions. The course itself is out of date pdf files that require students to have printed out in order to complete course and reviews. I was so completely disappointed in my experience with IPPA. I decided that I did not want my own business associated with the organization. I decided not to certify through IPPA after completing the course. I have completed a 2nd course and training through a different organization which I am now certified.”


“I did a self paced online course. I felt it was well rounded in terms of information. I learned exactly what I needed to in order to safely and accurately prepare a placenta. There were parts of the curriculum that were slightly confusing, contradictory, and some typos in the material. Support throughout was lacking.”


 

 

 

 

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