As sleep coaches for over 15 years, we felt it was important to professionalize the field. The demand for well trained, accessible sleep coaches far outweighs the supply. The field of sleep coaches needs to be professionalized so that best practices and curriculum can be established. Trained sleep coaches should stand out from those who have “read a book” or sleep trained their own child and claim to be a sleep coach or expert.  As a nonprofit organization, The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants will set this standard.