Congratulations to all our winners! For the month of September we kicked off our one of a kind Online Certification course for Professional Cuddlers with a contest where we wanted to give away one of these new certification courses (worth up to $299 each!) to one lucky person in each state across the US. Our contest is now over, so without further ado we are pleased to introduce our winners thus far!

Arizona: Trevonte
Arkansas: Lacey
California: Jamie
Florida: Sandra
Georgia: Shayla
Idaho: Cortney
Indiana: Mandey
Maryland: Amy
Michigan: Bria
Missouri: Don
Montana: Lauren
New Mexico: Michele
New York: Aden
North Carolina: Jerry
Ohio: Julie
Oklahoma: Sarah
Oregon: Heather
South Carolina: Wilenda
Tennessee: Lisa
Virginia: Shannon
Washington: Jaclynn

And our contest even reached some folks in further away places who we are glad to incorporate into our contest:
Austria: Elisa
Germany: Kasia
Italy: Cristiani

If your state isn’t listed yet we will leave the entry form below up through the end of 2016 for additional entries. The goal is to ensure that each state, and eventually every country and local area around the globe has trained professionals who follow a code of ethics, have training, and want to make the world a little bit brighter.

All winners will receive a personal email with instructions on how to get started. Please check back on our Find A Cuddler tab as our cuddlers complete training and help support them by booking a session if you feel comfortable.

If you entered but weren’t selected please know that we admire you for putting yourself out there. We encourage you to sign up anyway. If you are driven to do this work your investment will come back to you many fold and in many ways. This is about changing lives. The world needs folks like us who can hold space and make things just a little bit more okay again.

Below you will find the information on how to submit an entry for any area we don’t yet have a cuddler selected for. Please read through carefully and submit your entry when ready.




Here at Certified Cuddlers we believe it’s time for us to change the taboo around touch and engage in meaningful conversations around consent. For us to thrive, we need to understand how to feel nurtured, connected, and loved. Professional Cuddling is a great catalyst for this. 

That’s why we are launching our new online certification option and creating this site as a platform for potential clients to find trained professionals. To get things started, we are giving away 50 Online Certifications (A $299 value each)! That’s almost $15,000 in prizes!!!

In order to be eligible to win, here’s you need to do:

  1. Be a minimum of 18 years old (no upper age limit, all gender identities welcome).
  2. Agree to follow all of the rules and oath set forth on
  3. Have internet access, software to read pdf’s (like Adobe), and can access YouTube.
  4. Have someone to practice with whom you trust and feel safe with.
  5. Have at least 5 people you trust and feel safe with who will complete training sessions and who are willing to complete an online survey about their experience.
  6. Confirm you will not be breaking any laws by offering a platonic touch service in your area.
  7. Agree that financial gain is not the only reason you are seeking to become certified. By completing this program, you agree that you can and will offer sessions with compassion, non-judgment, and acceptance of all humans.
  8. Fill out the form below to submit your information.
  9. Like Certified Cuddlers on Facebook
  10. Post a picture of yourself on Facebook with your home state and a description of why you should win using the hashtags #certifiedcuddlers and #cuddleacrossamerica! (You can do this on your own page or as a comment on one of our posts)
  11. Submit your entry no later than 11:59pm PST, September 27th, 2016
  12. Check back on September 30th for results!

Winners will be chosen based on:

  1. The number of likes on the Facebook entry
  2. State (one winner per state)
  3. The contest entry form below

The contest winners will be announced via Facebook and this page on September 30th, 2016. As an alternative, if you just can’t wait the Online Certification is available for purchase today. You are welcome to sign up now, and if you win we will give you a full refund (up to $299.00 USD plus applicable tax). If you have questions or need more information prior to entering the contest check out our certification page here or email We can’t wait to get you started!

Entry Form:


Contest Rules:


  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at and who are 18 as of the date of entry.The Campaign is only open to legal residents of USA, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Certified Cuddlers , its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Certified Cuddlers as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on September 1st, 9am PST and ending September 30th, 11:59pm PST. All online entries must be received by September 27th, 11:59pm PST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Certified Cuddlers. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Certified Cuddlers.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive one complete Online Certification valid for the contest winner only with a one year membership to included, prize value of $199.00 USD per winner, 50 winners total. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Certified Cuddlers. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Certified Cuddlers to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by the number of likes on the Winner’s Facebook entry and the short essay from the entry on under the supervision of Certified Cuddlers. Winner will be notified by Facebook and email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Certified Cuddlers shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT CERTIFIED CUDDLER‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Certified Cuddlers, anyone acting on behalf of Certified Cuddlers, and Certified Cuddler’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Certified Cuddlers. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Certified Cuddlers from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Certified Cuddlers may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: Certified Cuddlers reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Certified Cuddler’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Certified Cuddlers may select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Certified Cuddlers. Certified Cuddlers reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Certified Cuddlers has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Certified Cuddlers reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Certified Cuddlers and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF The United States of America AND Oregon, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Oregon having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Certified Cuddlers website. To read the Privacy Policy, click the link.
  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Certified Cuddlers, 1015 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA or visit after September 30th, 2016. Requests must be received no later than September 30th, 2017.
  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Certified Cuddlers, 1015 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA.
  15. Facebook:The Campaign hosted by Certified Cuddlers is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.