A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course. We offer a Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist, CCLS, credential for those who complete our course. For most, this credential is considered 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 help care providers may find this credential be helpful in their work and in finding employment.
This 90-hour course is comprehensive and designed to cover most aspects of the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. This will help you not only be prepared to offer mothers and babies quality breastfeeding support but will also help you to prepare for the IBLCE exam.
The course is offered in two parts. You may take each part separately or as one comprehensive course. In order to take Part 2, you must have taken another 45-hour course.
Dates for Winter/Spring 2019 will be announced in September of 2018.
No, but it is highly recommended and required to receive your CCLS credential.
The course is offered in small groups only. Plenty of chances to ask questions!
The location is Center for the Childbearing Year Teaching Space located at 722 Brooks Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
We will do small group work, work with actual mothers and babies, role play, case studies, large group discussions, problem-solving, and practice, practice, practice the skills we are using focusing on how to effectively communicate with our families. With breastfeeding, social and emotional support are just as important as your technical knowledge.
$1000 for Part 1 and 2
$595 for Part 1 only
$595 for Part 2 only
$1300 for Part 1 and 2
$750 for Part 1 only
$750 for Part 2 only
Payment plans are available. All payments must be made before the first day of the in-person portion of the course.