Becoming a Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher
Introduction • Requirements • Upcoming Dates • Application
Introduction to Teacher Training Course
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Certified Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher!
BOMA-USA welcomes you to join Teachers in over 100 countries throughout the world in teaching the authentic Billings Ovulation Method®. The Method is very simple, yet it has had more scientific research than any other method of natural fertility management available today.
Our Teachers empower individuals and couples to discover real freedom by teaching them the design of their bodies and, through this knowledge, helping them experience healthier and happier lives.
After completing the Teacher Training course, Supervised Practicum and final evaluations, you will join our excellent team of BOMA-USA Teachers. Throughout the process you will be given an in-depth education in the authentic Billings Ovulation Method®, and you will learn how to conduct yourself as a confident, professional, engaging, and caring Teacher.
We welcome you and hope to hear from you soon. Please let us know if you have any questions.
We are excited you want to join us!
Introduction to Teacher Training Course
Teacher Training Applications are approved by the trainers. Currently we are only offering Remote Teacher Trainings which are a combination of our Correspondence Course and sessions via Zoom. The cost is $675 per person plus materials used during the training. At no additional cost, Nurses are able to receive 25 CNEs after completing the course.
Once a trainee is able to begin his/her supervised practicum, teaching PowerPoints and two sets of materials for teaching new couples will be provided. After that, materials are purchased at nominal prices which can be seen on our Store.
Teacher Trainee Requirements
It is highly recommended that the teacher trainee has charted and used the Billings Ovulation Method® for 6 months prior to Teacher Training. (Exceptions may be made in special situations.) . It is highly recommended that experienced users of other NFP methodologies have charted using the Billings Ovulation Method® for a minimum of 3 months.
Teacher Training Sessions
The Trainee is REQUIRED to read the following two papers BEFORE the Teacher Training begins:
- The Quest – Leading to the Discovery of the Billings Ovulation Method® by Dr. John J. Billings
- A Story of God’s Providence by Dr. John J. Billings
These two papers will be the basis of the discussion on the first evening of Teacher Training. They will also be handouts that evening for the Trainees.
At the close of the Teacher Training, a test is given on the basic content covered. The Trainee must score 90% or better on this test. Its successful completion allows the Trainee to begin teaching the Billings Ovulation Method® in the Practicum under the supervision of an experienced Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher appointed by BOMA-USA. If unsuccessful, a make-up test will be administered. The Supervised Practicum should begin as soon as possible after the Training.
NEXT STEP: Supervised Practicum
The Practicum consists of a maximum of two years in which the Trainee instructs and provides follow-up to a minimum of 3 clients/couples, preferably with a variety of reproductive situations under the guidance of a BOMA-USA assigned Supervisor. Trainees, under the guidance of their supervisor, must agree to teach the authentic Billings Ovulation Method® as approved by WOOMB. An additional fee is required for those completing practicum for certification.
Throughout the Practicum, the Trainee communicates regularly with the Supervisor about each client/couple. The Trainee discusses and submits documentation on each client/couple within 24-48 hours after each teaching session and follow-up contact.
The Practicum culminates in an evaluation by the Trainee’s Supervisor. The Supervisor evaluates the Practicum based on Supervisor/Trainee interactions and all the documentation submitted by the Trainee. Upon recommendation by the Supervisor, the Trainee will be approved to take the Final Evaluation.
Upon successful completion of the final evaluation, the Trainee will be awarded a Billings Ovulation Method® Association – USA Certificate and an official BOMA-USA badge as a Certified Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher. Certification is valid for 3 years. Membership in BOMA-USA is required for Certification and Renewal of Certification.
Renewal of BOMA-USA Teacher Certification
BOMA-USA Teachers must apply for Renewal of Certification every 3 years. In October of each year, BOMA-USA will notify each Teacher needing to renew Certification in the following year. Renewal of Certification and the BOMA-USA Badge will be issued by BOMA-USA in June of each year.
- Complete the Application for Renewal of Teacher Certification
- Have taught and followed-up at least 10 clients/couples during the past 3 years
- Fulfill one of the following options: (The BOMA Extension Course is the preferred option for all Teachers.)
- Attend a BOMA-USA Extension Course
- Attend a BOMA-USA Teacher Training
- Attend a BOMA-USA or WOOMB Conference
- Attend a BOMA-USA approved Continuing Education Program/Webinar (Minimum 10 Contact Hours)
- Conduct a Teacher Training or Supervise Teacher Trainees
- Submit the above with the Renewal of Certification fee of $30.00 to BOMA-USA
- Submit payment of $30 with payment tab. If payment by check is preferred, please make check payable to BOMA-USA, PO Box 2135, St. Cloud, MN56302