The Certified Lactation Specialist Course is designed for the aspiring lactation consultant or nurses, physicians, midwives, dieticians, breastfeeding assistants or others desirous of improving their knowledge base and skills in working with the breastfeeding dyad. All areas included on the IBLCE exam are addressed. The 5 day course provides half the needed number of continuing education hours in lactation to qualify to sit for the IBLCE exam. The other half can be obtained through LEC’s home study courses, or attending other conferences. Lactation management skills are taught through practical application of scientific principles. The course is continuously updated in response to changes within the profession and the rapidly expanding body of scientific knowledge. Certification as a lactation specialist is achieved through attendance at the entire course, completion of assigned homework and readings during the course, and passing the of the end of course exam on the last day.
I loved the class! Before taking it I just wanted to learn more, always thought the IBCLC [credential] was too much to attain not being a nurse. I now believe it's worth it to continue on and am excited to start the process. Thank you for a great week of learning and sharing your experiences!!
~ Laura B.
It includes information and discussion specific to the practice of lactation consulting. This would include documentation, developing private, hospital, clinic, or public health practices, review of the Standards of Practice as delineated by the professional association and ethical issues. Emphasis is placed on preparing you for practice as an IBCLC with a concentration of practical aspects of lactation management. It also covers how to obtain clinical experience, and gives you specifics on how to prepare to take the IBLCE exam as well as the exam at the end of the CLS course itself. The information will be valuable, even if you aren't sure you want to go "all the way" to becoming an IBCLC.
This certification is a stepping stone to the IBCLC credential. It is hoped that those who attend this course ultimately go on to become board certified, although that is not a requirement. During this very practical course, participants will be taught how to use appropriate counseling skills, how to teach mothers and families, and most importantly, how to function hands-on as a clinician.
Class times: 8:00 to 5:30 each day. Coffee and tea provided at morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is one hour on your own.
TUITION: $770. Early bird fee: $720 (registration one month or more prior to first day of the course).
Four or more attendees attending from same institution – contact LEC for discount information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds are given upon receipt of written notice up to 14 days prior to the first day of the program, less a $50 processing fee. You may transfer your remaining credit (less the $50) to a future Certified Lactation Specialist Course scheduled within the next year if you so desire. We are unable to refund tuition within 14 days or for "no shows." LEC reserves the right to cancel any program if there are fewer than 22 registrants four weeks prior to the start of the program. In that case, all tuition will be refunded with no processing fee.
IF YOU ARE REGISTERING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S BEHALF (TO MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR HIM OR HER), BE SURE TO ENTER HIS OR HER NAME ON THE CHECKOUT PAGE UNDER THE ADDRESS WHERE IT SAYS "ATTENDEE'S NAME (IF DIFFERENT)" SO THAT WE HAVE *HIS OR HER* NAME, NOT YOUR'S ON OUR REGISTRATION LOG.
To help you study for the CLS and the IBLCE exam, LEC offers an Exam Practice Book of eight 50-multiple choice questions and 1 exam of 60 pictures. Similar to the CLS and IBLCE exam in format, this book is a must-have study for anyone taking the exam.
Register for both the CLSC and three Home Studies at the same time.
$1120 (standard) or $1070 (early bird)
Special pricing for three Home Studies ordered at same time (without the CLSC): $450
More information on the CLS Plus Course and the Home Study Courses can be found here.
Please e-mail LECoffice@aol.com if registering by mail with your name, what course you are registering, and when to expect the payment. Thank you!
NOTE: If you are registering by mail, please e-mail Jan at LECOffice@aol.com and give her the name & e-mail address of the person that is being registered to make sure they get the confirmation e-mail.
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6939 Cox Rd
Liberty Township, Ohio 45069
First Floor Conference rooms ( hallway to the left of Admitting Desk)
Ample visitor parking outside Medical Center ( no cost)
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262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38705
St. Jude North/ Barry Building Auditorium
75 W Algonquin
Arlington Heights, IL
Room rate $135 single, breakfast included
Unity Point Methodist Hospital Downtown
Education and Research Center
Kelly Conference Room
1415 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
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1635 W. Michigan St
Indianapolis IN 46222
75 West Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Room rate $135 single breakfast included