Become a Certified Sleep Consultant and support healthier, happier families
ready for a new career or side hustle?
We’re insanely passionate about equipping families with accurate sleep information. And now, we’re on a mission to mentor more sleep consultants so more families get the help they need - because everything gets better when you get better sleep!
Maybe you’ve been thinking about becoming a sleep consultant for a while, but something’s been holding you back.
Maybe you thought…
"I don’t have time to study”
“I’m too busy to take on a full-time job”
“I wouldn’t even know the first thing about starting and growing a successful business”
“There are so many courses out there, how do I know which one to choose?”
HI, WE’RE KATELYN & ASHLEY AND WE KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL
We’re certified pediatric sleep consultants who are obsessed with all things sleep (seriously, who else spends Friday night reading scientific studies on sleep?!)... and we totally get it. Five years ago, we were both exactly where you are right now.
We know exactly how intimidating it feels to launch a sleep consultant business, and we understand how confusing it can be trying to figure out the right course or program for you.
After graduating from a sleep consultant certification program ourselves and then going on to create our own thriving sleep consultant businesses, Heaven Sent Sleep and Sweet Pea Sleep, we were able to see the gaps in other programs that needed filling.
Now, we've combined our 9 years of professional sleep consultant expertise and our experience helping thousands of families get more sleep to bring you the most comprehensive, evidence-based sleep consultant certification course available.
Because the truth is, starting a business doesn’t have to feel intimidating and all-consuming. We speak from experience: You can run a successful sleep consultant business while still enjoying time with your family.
Launching a new career that allows you to do something you love, or a rewarding side hustle to bring in extra cash
Having the knowledge you need to confidently help parents get their little ones to sleep better, from newborns through preschool age
Having a step-by-step roadmap to building a thriving sleep consultant business that you can work through on your own timeline
Getting real-world experience with expert support and guidance (and paying clients!) before being sent off on your own
Experiencing the deep sense of fulfillment that comes along with supporting families who are struggling with baby sleep issues
All this is exactly why we developed our program…
The Sleep Consultant Academy
The most holistic and comprehensive certification program on the market for aspiring sleep consultants
This self-paced program is built on evidence-based methods and designed to ensure you graduate ready to hit the ground running and work with paying clients (without all the overwhelm and confusion that typically comes along with building a business!).
When you become a Certified Sleep Consultant with The Sleep Consultant Academy, you will:
Become confident in recognizing and solving baby sleep issues using holistic, evidence-based practices
Boost your knowledge with invaluable real-world experience by working with actual paying clients
Earn back a portion of your investment before you even finish the program, thanks to our paid internship
Gain the knowledge and experience you need to hit the ground running with your own sleep consultant business
Learn all the skills you need to run a successful business, from social media marketing to taxes
The Collective Sleep Consultant Training Modules:
Study at your own pace to become a certified sleep consultant as you work through six educational units that will give you a solid foundation of baby sleep science to support families.
Video Trainings From Our Guest Experts:
Expand your knowledge with video trainings from a diverse range of guest experts specializing in subjects like bottle feeding, sleep apnea and post-partum mood disorders, as well as social media marketing, taxes and other topics essential to running an online business.
BONUS #1 - Exclusive Paid Internship
After completing the course you’ll gain exclusive access to a paid internship to gain real-world client experience - so you’ll be able to start working with your own paying clients with confidence (and start earning back your investment right away!).
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Mentorship Package
Step into your new role as a certified sleep consultant with confidence and authority. Get 3 months of 1:1 mentorship support with Ashley and Katelyn and utilize our 9+ years of combined experience with high-touch Voxer access (it’s like having two baby sleep experts in your back pocket!).
Certification Badge for Your Website & Social Media:
Showcase your completion of the most comprehensive sleep consultant certification on the internet with THREE badges (certified sleep consultant, certified newborn sleep consultant, and certified toddler sleep consultant) and build your credibility by proudly displaying your certification badge for all the world to see!
Ongoing Quarterly Education with Katelyn and Ashley:
As a Sleep Consultant Academy alumni, you’ll be invited to quarterly live coaching sessions where you can ask questions about sleep consulting or running a successful online business. You’ll also gain access to any new course modules as they’re released!
BONUS #2 - 3-Month Sleep Sorority Membership
Elevate your new sleep consultant business with 3 months of access to the Sleep Sorority Membership. This private business coaching membership features monthly coaching calls to help you learn the skills you need to build and scale a successful business.
Listing in Our Sleep Consultant Graduate Directory:
Upon graduating, you’ll get a personalized profile in our directory of sleep consultants. (We consistently have more clients coming to us for help than we can handle, so we point them to the directory!)
BONUS #3: Graduate Marketplace
We compiled discounts to the best of the best service providers that you’ll find helpful in setting up your business— these are exclusive to our students!
What you get inside the course
“I looked around for quite some time at different sleep consulting certification programs, and this program checked all the boxes I wanted. They’ve done a great job with all aspects of preparing you to become a sleep consultant from the sleep science to bringing in experts in relevant areas like bottle and breastfeeding, how to work with families, and building a business to just name a few. Overall this a very well-rounded program if you would like to pursue becoming a sleep consultant.”
— Lianne D.
“One of the most thorough courses out there for all things child sleep/sleep consulting! You can really see all the work that went into it and still goes into it by the creators with continued support and education included in the purchase. Would highly recommend if you are looking into this field and want to invest in yourself and starting your own business!”
— Konnor T.
“The Collective is an amazing organization. Not only do they offer an incredibly comprehensive course to become certified as a sleep consultant, but the course includes information from many other experts who work with babies and children, there is a community of students and grads for ongoing support, you have an opportunity for a paid internship getting experience providing sleep advice to families, and you receive continuing support and guidance from Ashley and Katelyn - two of the best sleep consultants in the business. I cannot recommend the Collective highly enough!”
— Lianne D.
What Graduates Say About The Sleep Consultant Academy
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The Sleep Consultant Academy
The complete course to become a Certified Sleep Consultant
6 monthly payments x $775
12 monthly payments x $400
The Mentorship Package
The course plus 3 months of 1:1 mentorship with Katelyn & Ashley
6 monthly payments x $1100
12 monthly payments x $575
What Makes The Sleep Consultant Academy Different?
Wondering what makes this program different from all the other sleep consultant certification courses out there? We’ll tell you!
Developed by 2 Industry Veterans: With a combined 9+ years of on-the-ground experience working with thousands of families, we believe we’ve developed the most credible, comprehensive program out there. As practicing sleep consultants who continue to work with clients weekly, we stay in tune with what it’s really like for our students and graduates to work with families.
Learn to Work With Children of All Ages: Our program includes ALL the sleep knowledge you need to work with little ones from birth to preschool age, meaning you won’t have to pay for an additional newborn or toddler course. (We do offer separate courses for newborns or toddlers if you’re already certified- but the information in our academy contains it all!)
Self-Paced Course With Lifetime Access: One issue we noticed with other sleep consultant certification programs is that many of them require you to complete them on a very specific timeline — and as busy mamas ourselves, we know sometimes that’s simply impossible! So our program is yours forever: You’ll receive lifetime access to study at your own pace, plus you’ll receive all updates and new bonuses as they’re added.
Access to a Paid Internship: What really sets us apart is our paid internship option that allows you to gain invaluable real-world experience (and earn some cash!). We don’t just send you out into the world unprepared - you get real experience with real paying clients.
Gain Knowledge from Expert Contributors: You’ll have access to a diverse range of industry experts sharing their knowledge on an incredible range of subjects to help you create a thriving sleep consultant business, from how to support families through post-partum mood disorders to how to manage your social media presence and handle your business taxes.
Ongoing Support from Katelyn & Ashley: Once you’ve graduated, you’ll continue to receive quarterly education from us to ensure you stay up-to-date on all things baby sleep.
You’re ready for the sleep consultant academy if…
You want to create a fulfilling business or side hustle that runs on your terms without sacrificing your family life or your current job
You’re looking for an all-inclusive sleep consultant course that includes on-the-job training and high-touch support as you start out in the industry
You’re committed to putting in the work to learn evidence-based practices and methods for helping babies (and their parents!) get better sleep
Ready to launch your sleep consultant business?
Meet the Experts
SLEEP & SENSORY SYSTEMS
Laura Petix is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of The OT Butterfly and specializes in sensory integration and behavior. In this lesson, she does a deep dive into the sensory system, how it relates to sleep, and how sleep consultants can ensure sensory needs are addressed in their sleep plans from a holistic standpoint.
What do I get with my purchase of the course?You will receive the thorough, evidence-based course. You will also gain exclusive access to our community of sleep consultants, receive a badge to display on your social media and website, and be listed in the Collective for Family Rest and Wellness Directory.
How long will the course take?We estimate about 20 hours of coursework, however, the course is completely self-paced as we know what it's like to be busy parents, professionals and business owners!
How long will I have access to the course?You will have LIFETIME access to the course and additional updates, bonuses and additions.
What is the time commitment?This is a totally self paced program so you can go through it as quickly as you’d like or as slowly as you’d like. You can expect it to take 2 months of diligently working through the course to complete it. This is because of the video trainings from experts in their field, the assessments, and the assignments that allow you to create your materials and set up your business while you’re completing the course!
Is this course open to anyone?Yes! This course is open to anyone with a passion for infant sleep and that can be done from anywhere! Sleep consulting is not a regulated field so this course applies all over the world. “Regulated” means it would have a governing body with specific qualifications. Currently that doesn’t exist! Anyone can call themselves a sleep consultant.
Is this for someone who wants their own business?Yes! This can be a side gig or full time job. The purpose of the course is for you to feel equipped to open your own business but there may be the option of joining teams or a collective of sleep consultants in the future.
Do I *have* to open my own business though?Not if you don’t want to. You may just want the knowledge to supplement a current career. You might want the knowledge for yourself and to help friends. You can use this however you would like!
Does my kid have to be a perfect sleeper to help other families?Absolutely not! Who could even define what that is? We would never dream of putting that pressure on someone. The only thing you need is the desire to help families.
Will I be certified when I complete the course?You will receive a certificate and seal that you can display on your website and social media to indicate the time and experience you have in the field of sleep consulting.
I'm already a certified sleep consultant, is there a discount for continuing education?Yes! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a discount for continuing your education. There are also mentorship opportunities if you’re interested in that!
How do I get my partner on board with the investment?We get it– we’re Dave Ramsey people here! We both had a very serious sit down talk with our partner with all the information we could provide and gave them time to consider it before diving into the course. Both of our husbands chime in on the webinar if you’d like to hear more! Watch the webinar!
What can I expect to earn as a sleep consultant?This is going to vary by region and the hours that you work. The more hours you can work, the more clients you can take, the more money you can earn. We found that direct correlation when we surveyed other sleep consultants. There’s no limit because this is YOUR business!
What makes your program different?We can’t speak to every program on the market– but some things that set us apart include: a paid internship option that allows you to gain real world experience while making a name for yourself to gain clients (and earn some cash!) and we include ALL the information you need to know from birth to preschool instead of having you pay for a newborn or toddler course. We also have many, many expert contributors to ensure you’re receiving a well-rounded education to provide true holistic support to your clients.
Why would you want to create more competition?Far from feeling like the field is saturated, we feel there is still a huge deficit of sleep support for families and also the quality of education they receive! 4 babies are born per second in the United States alone. Parents lose an average of 44 full nights of sleep in their first year of parenthood. In other words- you are needed!
What are the overhead costs of starting this business?The amazing thing about an online, service-based business is that you can keep costs extremely lean. We operated for less than $100 a month for years. We also are offering an amazing business upgrade package, so that everything you need for your business for the first year is set up and paid for by us. No surprise costs! We are also offering a 1:1 mentorship package for those wanting to uplevel fast and have us in your back pocket!
How long will it take to get my first client after completing the course?How quickly you get your first client depends on a lot of factors, including your own marketing and networking efforts, but our graduates typically gain their first client in 1 to 4 weeks.
How much will it cost to run my sleep consultant business?The amazing thing about an online service-based business is that you can keep costs extremely lean. We each operated our respective businesses for less than $100 a month for years. We also offer an amazing business upgrade package, so that everything you need to run your business for the first year is set up and paid for by us - no surprise costs!
Will I have to spend a ton of time on social media to promote my sleep consultant business?Nope! While we definitely encourage establishing a social media presence (and our expert contributors will show you exactly how to do it!), our graduates actually get the majority of their clients via referrals from friends and family.
I’m not looking to become a full-time business owner. Is this program right for me?Absolutely! We understand many aspiring sleep consultants don’t want (or already have!) a full-time job. This certification is perfect for the mama who’s looking for part-time income or simply wants to support families. This program is intentionally designed to be accessible for those with busy lives, and to help you build a business that’s flexible enough to run even if you have little ones of your own and/or a 9-to-5 job.
How much money can I make as a part-time sleep consultant?There’s really no limit- in our survey, we found that the more hours worked correlated to more money made. It could range from $1000/month to $10,000/month.
What methods do you teach in your course?We teach a variety of methods appropriate to use from newborns to toddler aged children, as well as how to mix methods, how to decide what to use based on parent goals and child’s temperament, and how to combine methods for multiple phases of sleep training. No one size fits all or “signature” method here!
Is your course accredited?While there is no regulation for sleep consultating or a board overseeing certifications, there is a process to becoming an accredited course which we completed and qualified for in August of 2023 through the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. You can now find us on their approved list of sleep consultant certifications!
Why is this important for my sleep consulting business?Many parents believe that getting a good night’s sleep simply isn’t possible for them until their baby is weaned. As you’ll learn in this course, it is entirely possible for the two to coexist — and once you’re trained as an Integrative Feeding Specialist, you’ll be able to confidently help families get better rest without compromising the feeding relationship.
How long do I have to complete the course?This course is self-paced and there’s no time limit in which you have to complete it, so you’re free to learn on your own schedule! On average, students will complete the course in 1 to 2 months.
Is this only for breastfeeding clients? What about my bottle-feeding clients?While the focus is on breastfeeding fundamentals, this course also provides education in how to support clients who are supplementing with pumping and bottle-feeding/combo feeding.
Is this only for sleep consultants?We do want sleep consultants to feel confident in supporting families through sleep training without compromising feeding, we also believe that anyone serving families in the postpartum would benefit from this evidence based information!
Is this course accredited?We are currently in the process of applying for accreditation and will update here when it’s approved!
How long is the membership commitment?We offer monthly memberships, and you can cancel at any time! We also offer an annual option if you know you want to stick around for a while and you’d like to save money.
What kind of support can I expect?As a paying member of Raising Happy Sleepers, you will receive immediate access to our password-protected exclusive member portal where you will find guides, PDFs, video tutorials, research, resources, group coaching call recordings, and more! You will also receive the link to our private, members-only Facebook page. We have sleep consultants on-duty every day, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9-5pm EST to approve and answer your questions. We are available to answer your questions on schedule, sleep habits, sleep training, regressions, sleep environment, sleep associations, nap transitions, safe sleep, and more. Really anything sleep-related you can think of, we’re here to help! 🙂 Due to the nature of the group and the many questions we answer for our members each day, there are limitations to the services. Please note, questions are answered in the order they are received each day and this membership is not for time-sensitive questions and questions are not answered immediately. Our promise to you is that we will answer your question same-day if asked before 5pm EST. For instance, if your child takes a short nap and you want to know if you should put them back down in 75 minutes or 90 minutes, we likely cannot give you that answer before that nap. If you find yourself often needing time-sensitive help we will direct you to book 1:1 services.
Do you promote sleep training?Absolutely! Sleep training is a research and evidence based behavioral intervention that guides your child to become a more independent sleeper and helps improve sleep quality and quantity. This does not mean that you have to sleep train! The membership will still be valuable as we believe in addressing sleep in a holistic sense to include timing, environment, habits and routines, as equally important pieces to the puzzle. But we believe in age-appropriate, parent-involved and responsive (no leaving child to CIO) sleep training and offer resources and advice to help your child become an independent sleeper, should you wish to achieve this.