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New Parent Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (JoAnna Becker)

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September 14 @ 8:00 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
September 15 @ 8:00 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT



JoAnna Becker, CLC, CNPE


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CAPPA Certified New Parent Educator: CNPE

Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, an international certification organization for Doulas and Professional Perinatal 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 New Parent Educator Training

Ready to become proficient when offering professional education to new and expecting parents? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified New Parent Educator with CAPPA. This eighteen-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CNPE program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional education on the postpartum and newborn periods, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified new parent educators with CAPPA.

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

The CAPPA New Parent Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA New Parent Educator Manual, and covers the following topics:

• CAPPA certification and policies

• Practical application of Scope of Practice, Ethics, and Integrity

• Evidence Based Practices

• Teaching to Adult Learners

• The Newborn – Characteristics, Procedures, Feeding, and Care

• Soothing the Newborn

• SUIDS/SIDS and Safe Sleep

• Parental Relationships After Baby

• Postpartum Expectations for the Woman

• Postpartum Expectations for the Partner/Non-Birth Parent

• Preparing the Home and Family

• Specialty Class Ideas

• Curriculum Development

• Business development, marketing, and networking

• And much more!

Why Certify as a CNPE?

Expecting and new parents in this day and time experience a combination of information overload and support neglect, leading to a lack of confidence as they begin this very important time of their lives. Certified New Parent Educators (CNPEs) provide evidence based information to families and communities to support a positive and empowered postpartum and newborn period. New Parent Educators are found teaching in community and hospital based classes, public health clinics, care-providers offices, and private settings.

The CAPPA CNPE is a non-clinical professional and therefor does not dispense medical advice, diagnose medical conditions, perform clinical procedures, or prescribe/administer treatments of any kind. The CNPE offers appropriate referrals when their observance uncovers situations that require healthcare attention or support.


Early Bird, until June 30, 2024: $575
Standard, July 1 – August 26, 2024: $600
Last Minute, after August 27, 2024: $625

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JoAnna Becker (she/her/hers) is a CAPPA Certified New Parent Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Newborn Care Specialist with over 25 years of experience working with infants and their families. She provides overnight newborn care, lactation support services, as well as holding group and private classes for expecting parents. Her mission is to provide new parents with the tools, information, and support they need as they embrace their new roles. JoAnna has Bachelor’s degrees in Child Development and Early Childhood Education and is passionate about continuing education and evidence-based practices. JoAnna joined the CAPPA faculty for the New Parent Educator program in November, 2023. JoAnna lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, mother, son, daughter-in-law, and three cats. When she has free time, she enjoys travel with family and friends, SCUBA diving, reading, and painting.


Refund Policy:
There are no refunds except upon class cancellation by the instructor, JoAnna Becker. If JoAnna cancels the class, there will be a 100% refund.
I may transfer my registration to another training with JoAnna Becker within 12 months of the original training date with approval from JoAnna and by paying a $75.00 transfer fee.
If I fail to transfer to another training within the 12-month period, I understand I will not receive any refund for any monies paid to the instructor, JoAnna Becker.
I understand the instructor will confirm the course 10 days before the training date. If I make any travel or lodging plans prior to course confirmation by JoAnna Becker, and the training is canceled, Laura Nance is not responsible for any expenses incurred.
In the event of inclement weather, technical issues, or other issues that make it impossible for JoAnna Becker to hold the training, a make-up date will be scheduled. JoAnna is not responsible for any expenses incurred.
I understand that JoAnna Becker will share my name and contact information with the CAPPA office.
I understand that JoAnna Becker may take pictures or videos of the training that includes me. I understand that these pictures or videos may be used online or in print by JoAnna Becker or CAPPA for promotional purposes.
​I understand that quotes from my training evaluation may be used online or in print by JoAnna Becker or CAPPA for promotional purposes.
I understand that I may not record (audio or visual) the training workshop. I may not photograph the PowerPoint slides, training materials, certificate of completion, or any other intellectual property belonging to CAPPA or JoAnna Becker.
I understand that I may take photographs during the training only with the express consent of JoAnna Becker and the other participants in the workshop.
I understand that I may not post any of the photographs on social media or email them without the express permission of JoAnna Becker and the other participants in the workshop.
I understand that none of the photographs may be used for advertising purposes nor sold or distributed to any other party.
I understand I may not reproduce, publish or distribute any of the materials in the training manual.
I understand that I must attend all portions and days of the training. If I miss any portions of the training I will not receive a certification of training or contact hours. I may attend the missed sessions at another training to make up the missed portions.
I understand I must be 18 years old to attend the training.

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