Product Code: HBA-LAS

Price: $99.00

Available Options

* Training Acknowledgement:

I am accessing this resource in connection with my role within a life affirming (pro-life) Pregnancy Help Organization. I understand that this resource is intended for a pro-life audience and is considered off the record. Additionally, I understand that my registration may be subject to cancellation (with a full refund of any fees paid) by Heartbeat International at any time and for any reason. I understand that all media inquiries should be directed to:

* What type of application is this?:
Upload your worksheet/application:

Please explain how you will provide your application. You can upload it here, or, type where/how it was submitted (fax, turned in at conference table, email, etc.) in the space provided.

Submitted to Heartbeat via::
- +


LAS is a professional designation developed specifically for those serving faithfully in the pregnancy help movement. The LAS designation indicates that the holder has participated in on-going training on the latest information surrounding pregnancy, abortion, abortion recovery, client programs, sexual integrity and related, life-affirming issues. A Life Affirming Specialist (LAS) has up-to-date training on information surrounding pregnancy, abortion, abortion recovery, client programs, sexual integrity and other related life affirming issues.

Please download and complete the LAS Application or Renewal Form here to submit with your fee.


The LAS designation behind your name provides you with professional credibility when working with clients. The designation shows that you have studied and are aware of the latest research and findings surrounding life-affirming information and training


To become a Life Affirming Specialist, you will have to demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  1. Person has received HB training: L.O.V.E. Approach, all chapters or attended the New Directors Oasis –OR–If person has not had L.O.V.E. Approach training or attended NDO but can provide proof of training from a ministry that abides by the Commitment of Care and Competence the first requirement has been met.
  2. Person has two years of consistent experience in a Life Affirming Ministry: PRC, Medical Clinic, Maternity Home, Abortion Recovery, and/or Adoption Agency (reference required).
  3. Person has earned a minimum of 14 hours of education credit from a qualified Heartbeat International conference or training. This can be earned by attending the annual National Heartbeat Conference, or through a combination of other qualified Heartbeat International conferences or trainings.
  4. During the application process, you will be asked to demonstrate that you have met each of the above qualifications and pay the application fee. Once approved, a Designation Certificate is mailed and remains in effect for two years.

To remain a Life Affirming Specialist, you will have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Person must receive a minimum of 14 hours qualified Heartbeat International training every two years to maintain LAS Designation. This training can be earned from a qualified Heartbeat International conference or training, including online trainings available from Heartbeat Academy. 
  2. Complete the renewal application and fee.