Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. CAPPA training's are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment. Training's are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios. CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculum's to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.
The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator� Training
Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator� with CAPPA. This twenty-four-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLE� program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding for perinatal professionals. Additionally, this course supports both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices and provides training for those seeking certification as certified lactation educators� with CAPPA.
Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.
This course satisfies the following:
*The Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals as outlined by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (no endorsement by the USBC is implied). Ideal for labor and postpartum doulas, WIC staff, public health employees, and anyone looking to offer lactation education.
*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Ideal for hospital staff, pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and PAs specializing in maternity care.
*The CAPPA Lactation Educator�, CLE� or CAPPA Community Educator�, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Certified Lactation Educator�, CLE�.
The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Lactation Manual, resources, and unique give-aways to enhance your practice.
The training covers the following topics:
· Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator�
· Historical Look at Breastfeeding
· Anatomy of Breast and Lactation Physiology
· Importance of Breastfeeding/ Hazards of Formula Feeding
· Counseling the Postpartum Family
· Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding – BabyFriendly Information
· Working with the Hospital
· Maternal/Infant Challenges
· Pumping/Expressing Breastmilk
· Medications and Mother's Milk
· Teaching To Adult Learners
· And much more!
Why Certify as a CLE�?
Certified Lactation Educators� (CLE�s) provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. Lactation Educators� are found teaching community and hospital based breastfeeding classes, as peer breastfeeding counselors in hospital and public health settings, facilitating support groups, running pump rental stations and providing phone support.
The CAPPA CLE� does not prescribe, treat, nor diagnose breastfeeding related conditions and is trained to refer clients facing circumstances that require this degree of intervention to a qualified professional, such as an IBCLC. The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator� course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE� training prepare a student to become an IBCLC.
How to Certify as a CLE�:
Faculty: Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, ICPE, CLE� has been serving breastfeeding families since 2001, first as a postpartum doula, then as a breastfeeding educator, and finally as an IBCLC (certified in 2011). Kimberly has served thousands of mom and baby dyads (and tryads—her specialty is multiples!) and she provides compassionate care helping each family reach their unique goals. Kimberly has taught postpartum doula trainings for CAPPA for 12 years, and decided to add Lactation Educator� courses to help enrich the doulas who were looking for additional skills for families, as well as those seeking to teaching Breastfeeding in a hospital or community setting. She is very excited that this training fulfills the 20 hours of education required for Baby Friendly designation, and is looking forward to having medical and clinical professionals in attendance as she loves building bridges between talented people in all areas of care. She promises a fun an interactive training in learning something she is truly passionate about! She is a mother of 2 lively kids, and owns a doula service in Portland, OR, but resides on Whidbey Island near her extended family.
Early Bird (before May 28, 2018) $475
Regular registration (before June 18, 2018) $525
Late registration (after June 18, 2018) $575 (includes $50 charge for late materials)
Partial scholarships available for those who qualify, please email for details ([email protected])
NOTE: Each student must be in attendance during the entirety of the training provided in order to receive a certificate of attendance for this Training Class.
Details of Refund Policy:
Refund in full if training is canceled by instructor. Once student is registered we count you as attending and purchase and prepare materials for your spot. If a student changes their plan to attend, payment can be used for future training (any training location within 1 year of training date, or next scheduled training in the area within 18 months), or transferred to another person. There is a $50 transfer fee to move to another training or to transfer to another person (waived if training doesn’t fill and taking the next available option) or training is canceled (no fees apply if training doesn’t fill). NO refunds for no-shows, partial attendance, or last-minute cancellations. No certificate given if attendee is not present for 100% of the workshop. Transfers must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance from first date of training, as last minute cancellations will forfeit payment. (This is done to not risk cancelling the training for all other participants if the minimum is not met due to a last minute transfer). Non-refundable travel reservations should not be made until Kimberly has confirmed the class (usually by two weeks prior to the class start date).