Since 2001 doula training has been continuously on offer in German-speaking Switzerland. The course is run by an independent entity in accordance with the Swiss Doula Association.
Training for German-speaking Swiss doulas is currently offered once a year for 16 students. The curriculum consists of 16 days attendance in addition to several independent homework tasks. These include internship in prenatal and postnatal classes; submission of written reports after participation in two births as a doula (including feedback from the parents); reading and writing about doula issues; online learning and local learning groups.