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20 Hour Certified Lactation Educator™ Training – LIVE ONLINE (Kimberly Bepler)



June 7, 2022 @ 8:30 am MDT - 3:00 pm MDT
June 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am MDT - 3:00 pm MDT



Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, CLE®, CNPE


Due to the current circumstances with Covid 19, the CAPPA Lactation Educator training with Kimberly Bepler is being offered in a LIVE ONLINE version. Same topics you would get in person, but in the comfort and safety of your own space as we quarantine.

Join Kimberly Bepler, Senior Advisor for the Lactation Educator program, for this interactive and information packed training and help make a difference in the lives of new families.

To attend this training the following circumstances must be met:

You must have internet access with microphone and audio access, as well as video access for discussions and activities (we will be doing hand expression practice and other hands on work while live).

You have to be available to attend the training LIVE the following times (No recording will be available). If you do not attend the full session, we can’t issue you a certificate of attendance which is required for certification.

During the training times you will need to be in a quiet, private environment where you will not be distracted

There may be some “light” homework between sessions that include reading and writing, and there will be an opportunity to student teach additionally.

Tuition Cost: $600 (before registration deadline, $650 after) including 24 hours of instruction, 21.25 L-CERPS, 24 CAPPA Contact Hours and ONE YEAR of CAPPA membership.


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: Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, ICPE, CLE, CNPE 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 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 12 years, 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 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, and resides in Arizona near her extended family.


Registration Link:

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.
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 virtually over Zoom, or transferred to another student. After that time funds are forfeited.
There is a $50 transfer fee to move to another training or to transfer to another student.
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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