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New Parent Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (Kimberly Bepler)



September 12 @ 9:30 am MDT - 5:00 pm MDT
September 14 @ 9:30 am MDT - 5:00 pm MDT



Kimberly Bepler, CPD, CLE®, CNPE, IBCLC


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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.

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

Early bird rate $550, when registered before August 19th, 2024. Includes CAPPA program manual and one-year membership.
Regular rate $595, when registered after August 19th, 2024. Includes CAPPA program manual and one-year membership.


Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, CLE, CNPE has been serving breastfeeding families since 2001, first as a postpartum doula, then as a breastfeeding and new parent educator, and then added Lactation Consultant 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 trained hundreds of doulas and educators for CAPPA over the past 18 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 supporting professionals 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 grown kids, owns ABC Doula in Portland, OR, and resides in Arizona near her aging parents.


Refund Policy:
If the instructor cancels the training, you have the option to transfer your registration to another training or receive a refund.
If you cancel your registration 30 days in advance of the training, your registration can be transferred to another training or a partial refund will be offered.
If you cancel your registration within 2 weeks of the training start date, no refund is available.

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