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CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator Training – Portland, OR and LIVE ONLINE (Kimberly Bepler)



July 24 @ 8:30 am MDT - 5:30 pm MDT
July 26 @ 8:30 am MDT - 5:30 pm MDT



Kimberly Bepler, CPD, CLE®, CNPE, IBCLC


Portland, OR
Portland, OR 97070 United States
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Cost: $675 (30 days in advance, $750 after)
Includes 24 hours of instruction, 21.25 L-CERPS, 24 CAPPA Contact Hours and ONE YEAR of CAPPA membership.
Certification is an additional cost.


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 trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment.  Trainings 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 curriculums 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 CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Lactation Manual, resources, and unique giveaways 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.


Faculty: Helping families feed their babies with love, Kimberly Bepler is passionate about bonding, connection, and relationship–and human milk! As an IBCLC, CPD, CLE, and CNPE, Kimberly has been serving new parents since 2001, first as a postpartum doula, then as a breastfeeding educator, and then became a Lactation Consultant in 2011. She has served thousands of breastfeeding 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 almost 2 decades, and decided to add Lactation Educator courses to help enrich the Doulas and NCS who were looking for additional skills for families, as well as those seeking to teaching Lactation 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 enjoys having medical and clinical professionals in attendance as well as doulas and NCS looking to enrich their lactation education, as she loves building bridges between talented people in all areas of care. She promises a fun an interactive training while learning more to enrich the practice of everyone who touches the lives of parents of new babies.
Kimberly is a mother of 2 grown kids, owns ABC Doula service in Portland, OR, and resides in Arizona near her aging parents.
If you are looking for a training that will allow you to practice your skills, that is adaptive for your learning approach, and one that will make you more valuable as a caregiver or educator, she welcomes you to her workshops.

Email: kimberly@abcdoula.com

Registration Link: https://www.abcdoula.com/professional-page#lactationeducator

Details of Refund Policy:

There are no refunds if the training meets the minimum. (However a full refund is given if training is canceled by instructor.)
• Once student is registered and paid we count each student as attending and purchase and create materials for that spot.
• There is a transfer fee to move to another training or to transfer to another student, $100 for each transfer (if multiple transfers occur).
• If student cannot attend this training, all funds will be held for 12 months to be applied to a future training taught by Kimberly Bepler, in any training location, or transferred to another student. After that time funds are forfeited.
• If a transfer student attends a future date that is cancelled due to low enrollment, student is not due a refund, however will not be charged another transfer fee to attend the next training.
• NO refunds for no-shows or partial attendance and last-minute cancellations will forfeit payment (to insure the training is not cancelled for all other participants if the minimum is not met).
• We understand changes in schedules and will do our very best to help find a training that works for you.

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.

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