The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations

Since 1988, the Simkin Center has helped more than 10,000 students meet their educational goals and go on to become leaders in their professions. The Simkin Center is proud to uphold Bastyr University’s academic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are committed to offer a learning environment free of racism and oppression.

Simkin Center strives to provide a learning environment free from institutionalized racism and oppression, and is dedicated to health and race equity and cultural awareness in supporting maternal, infant and family health. 

Registration Policies

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."

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 via email.  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. You may initiate dropping a course through Canvas Catalog, however please note policies regarding cancellations, transfers and refunds. If you have questions regarding our registration policies, you must contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361. 

Certificates of Completion: In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must attend all workshop sessions (in-person or virtual) and complete all online learning modules before the end of the workshop. A duplicate digital copy of a certificate of completion can be provided. You will need to call our office to initiate request for a duplicate certificate. Please call us at (425) 602-3361.

Cancellation

Cancellation requests made prior to the release of the online modules are eligible for a full refund minus a $100 processing fee.
Once the online modules are open and students are given access, any cancellations made 30 days before the start of class are eligible for a 50% refund.
Once the online modules are open and students are given access, any cancellations made less than 30 days before the start of class are NOT eligible for a refund.

You may initiate dropping a course through Canvas Catalog, however there are specific policies regarding cancellations, transfers and refunds specific to Childbirth Educator Training.  If you have questions regarding our registration policies, you must contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.


Transfers

Transfer requests made prior to the release of the online modules are eligible for a transfer with the addition of a $100 processing fee.
Once the modules are open and students are given access, any transfer requests made 30 days BEFORE the start of class are eligible for a transfer with the addition of a $325 fee ($100 processing fee plus $75 per missed day).
Once the modules are open and students are given access, any transfer requests made less than 30 days before the start of class are eligible for a transfer, with the addition of a $425 fee ($200 processing fee plus $75 per missed day).

Please contact our office if you are interested in one of the following discounts before you register: You can email us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at 425-602-3361. If a discount is awarded you will receive a discount code to use during registration.  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 any two or more Simkin Center in-person workshops receive 10% off each registration price. Payment and registration must be made at the same time.
  • 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 or virtual meeting tasks in exchange for a $100 tuition discount.  This position is offered on first come, first served basis to anyone that is currently registered for the class.
  • 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. 

In the event of snowy or other inclement weather, visit Flashalert.net 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 at simkincenter@bastyr.edu 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.

Contact Simkin Center

simkincenter@bastyr.edu

(425)602-3361

Follow the Simkin Center on Instagram

Follow the Simkin Center on Facebook