Accredited Sleep Consultant Certification Programs

A question we get asked often here at the IPSP is if our program is “Accredited”. When discussing accredited sleep consultant certification programs it is important to note that currently there is no government recognized organization that issues accreditation for sleep consulting certification.



Wait… there are no accredited sleep consultant programs?


Sleep consulting is a private and non-medical coaching service, therefore THERE IS NO ACCREDITATION process for ANY SCHOOL. It is not not possible and not necessary to gain accreditation. If a school promises you this, this should be a huge red flag as it is simply not possible to be an accredited program.

We believe in full-transparency at the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting, using fancy words to mislead our students is dishonest and quite frankly, it’s illegal. You can read more about that and how to spot fake accreditation here on the United States Department of Education website.

With that being said, the IPSP does believe in maintaining a high level of standards when it comes to pediatric sleep and parenting education for our students. For this reason, we are approved by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists as a training provider.


What is an Approved Training Provider?


This means the IPSP was approved by a 3rd party, unbiased organization as a training provider. The International Institute of Complementary Therapists conducts this approval process by reviewing the school, programs offered and requires documentation of the necessary criteria and requirements. The IICT maintains the integrity of the industry and ensures students are well prepared to enter the marketplace as a practitioners. Therefore the process of approving a Training Provider is thorough and can take 6 – 8 weeks.

The IPSP® has received and maintained its Approved Training Provider status every single year since, and we have now received a seal of excellence.


Misleading Programs


It is important to note that a 3rd party, unbiased approval as the one issued by the IICT is extremely important, as some schools are approving their own programs.  In other words the same person that created the program, is also the same person putting a “stamp of approval” on their own program as well as other programs for monetary compensation. They use a different name, so this is masked, and say the program is “approved”.  This is misleading and unethical. It is important to do your research, and find out exactly who is approving the program. Are they a 3rd party? Are they completely unbiased?


How to Spot a Fake “Accredited” Sleep Consultant Program


accredited sleep consultant certification programsUsing the terms like “Accredited” or “Nationally Accredited”

accredited sleep consultant program Approving their own program using a different name/organization


How to Spot a Fake Sleep Consultant Accrediting Organization


accredited sleep consultant certification programsClaiming applicants can use terms like  “Accredited” or “Nationally Accredited”

accredited sleep consultant program Approving programs for monetary compensation without the proper credentials to be an 3rd party, unbiased organization.

 sleep consultant certification program accreditation Creating a fake application process to approve programs

accredited sleep consultant certification programClaiming it is necessary to be “approved” or “accredited”


Here at the IPSP we believe in transparency, honesty, and integrity. We have a high standard of ethics in place for our institute. We also believe our potential students and current students should have the most accurate and up to date information. We don’t need to use fancy words to attract students. Would we like to say we are “accredited”? Sure it sounds great, but it’s misleading and illegal.

We discuss legal issues throughout the course, to make sure every student stays clear of liability. We even have an expert lesson in the course from a high profile attorney.

As a registered nurse myself, I  know exactly what can happen when you don’t play by the rules. I teach this and everything necessary to become and remain a highly respected certified sleep consultant in the community.


accredited sleep consultant certification programs


~ Violet Giannone, RN

Founder, Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting®

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Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Qualified Faculty

Our instructors have the education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to a community of IPSP-trained consultants. Ask questions, share resources, and discuss trends.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Lifetime Certification

Unlike most programs, IPSP doesn’t charge annual recertification fees.

Instant Marketing

Jumpstart your business with a profile on the IPSP website and in-house referral opportunities.

Hands-On Director

Our founder and lead instructor is only an email, phone call, or text away—every day of the week.


Proven Track Record

More than 500 students have rewarding careers thanks to their IPSP certification.

Plus, no other sleep consultant certification course is taught by a registered nurse.

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most robust, most up-to-date training available.

Learn from one of the world’s most respected certification programs.

Sleep Consultant Certification Curriculum Outline


The Science of Sleep

Learn the biology of sleep, including the stages of sleep, sleep cycles, and how child development affects sleep.


Sleep Training Techniques

Develop expertise in multiple sleep training methods so you can match your skills to each client’s specific needs.

Bumps in the Road

Understand how to help your clients manage teething, separation anxiety, night weaning, illness, and more.

The Business of Sleep Coaching

Get the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a profitable business, including insurance and liability.

Infant and Toddler Sleep Basics

Know how to help with bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, early wake-ups, and so much more.

Creating Customized Sleep Plans

Learn exactly how to create successful sleep plans and develop a sleep plan template you can easily and quickly customize.

When to Refer Out

Sometimes, sleep training may not be an appropriate solution, Know how and when to refer your client to another professional.