CCLS 95 Hour Professional Lactation Courses

A great step towards becoming a lactation professional, or improving your skills!
Two fabulous options: Group Training & NEW Self-Study

Do you want to be better able to help your breast/chestfeeding families?

We offer a Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist, CCLS, certificate for those who complete our course. For many, this certificate is a stepping-stone towards certification as an IBCLC and we encourage all of our students to apply for the IBLCE certification exam as soon as they are eligible. Nurses, doulas, dieticians, OTs, PTs, midwives, and other health care providers may also find this credential helpful in their work.

Learn more about How to Become an IBCLC in this video that walks you through the process!

Our Group Training and Self-Study CCLS courses are comprehensive and designed to cover the aspects of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. This will help you not only be prepared to offer parents and babies quality breastfeeding support but will also help you to prepare for the IBLCE exam. At this point and time, all of our attendees who took the IBCLE exam have passed it!

These courses are for you if...

You want to get all of your required 95 lactation CERPs in one place including the required 5 communication skills credits

You want access to world famous instructors who work with breastfeeding families everyday

You want the convenience of online learning with the option of connecting with community

You want passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning

Some of the topics that will be covered:

-Benefits of breastfeeding
-Communication skills: Motivational Interviewing
-Breast anatomy and development
-Biochemistry of breastmilk
-Birthing and breastfeeding
-Mother and baby assessment
-Breastfeeding assessment

-When to supplement
-Low breastmilk supply
-Breast and nipple pain
-Ethics in lactation
-Working and breastfeeding
-Medications and breastfeeding
-Nursing older babies

-Twins and preterm babies
-More clinical practice with breast and nipple pain
-Inducing lactation
-Milk banking and milk sharing
-Tools of the trade
And more...

From a former graduate...

"I found the experience invaluable. The course covers everything from the physiology of breastfeeding to the social and communication skills necessary to help clients through breastfeeding challenges. The learning environment is comfortable and inviting. Barbara’s teaching method is engaging and effective. Thanks to this course, I feel confident in my ability to effectively support clients in their breastfeeding journey."

Amanda, Fall 2020

"Amazing Course - worth every minute of learning! Amazing instructors - their background in education, knowledge, and passion to support and promote breastfeeding families make this course the trifecta in training for one's CCLS certification. Whether one is taking this class to enhance their current skills, or is on their journey to become an IBCLC, the class will help you best make your goals."

Monica, Spring 2023


Come to our FREE info session on Monday, 7/8/24 at 7 PM ET!

Let our founders Barbara Robertson and Nancy Mohrbacher, walk you through the process of becoming a lactation consultant! For more information on this training and how our course is part of becoming a lactation professional, join us for a Zoom meeting on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET. Email for a meeting invite.

Or watch a previously recorded session! Go here to learn about the process of how to become an IBCLC.

Which is best for you: Group Training or Self-Study?


Refund Policy / Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee will be provided upon request up to 45 days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 of the training begins OR until the time a participant submits at least one assignment for the pre-work section of Part 1 to be graded. To be clear, once a participant has turned in at least one assignment for the Pre-Work section, no matter how many days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 this is, no refunds will be issued. After either of these terms, no refunds will be issued.

Transfer/Make-Up Policy: Should you need to transfer your registration to another training in the future when it is available, you may do so without penalty up until four weeks before a training begins. Once we are within four weeks of a training, we cannot guarantee you a spot in a future training but will accommodate you IF there is a training scheduled and the training is under-enrolled and we have a spot available for a $75 fee. In this case, you may receive very short notice of a make-up opportunity and should plan accordingly. Illness, family emergencies, last-minute babysitting or transportation challenges, and so on, are not our responsibility but we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your situation.

Attendance Policy. In order to provide you with proof of having completed the CCLS certificate requirements, you will need to attend the course and complete all assignments in their entirety. Should you become ill or otherwise unable to complete a training you have started, the Transfer/Make-Up Policy (above) will apply.

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