Certified Lactation Specialist Course (CLSC)

45 CERPs
45 Nursing CEUs through the State of California Board of Registered Nursing

Topical Outline

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.


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 LECs 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.

CLS PLUS COURSE!

Full 90 hours of lactation education to qualify for the IBCLC exam Register for both the CLSC and three Home Studies at the same time.

Fee: $1120 (standard)
or $1070 (early bird)

Special pricing for three Home Studies ordered at same time (without the CLSC): $450

2017 CLSC Course Schedule

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.

February 20-24, 2017
Charlotte, NC area

Hampton Inn
119 Gallery Center Dr
Mooresville NC 28115
(704) 660-7700

Call directly to the hotel in order to get the special LEC rate of $119 which will be good through February 2, 2017. For questions, contact Jan Barger at LECOffice@aol.com.

  CLS Course Only
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CLS Course and Three (3) Home Study Courses (Save $100!)
Registration Type:
Select Your First Home Study Unit:
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Select Your Third Home Study Unit:

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March 13-17, 2017
Lexington, KY

Program will be held at:

The University of Kentucky
Charles T. Wethington (CTW) Building, room 127 (Commons Room)
900 S Limestone St
Lexington, KY

Parking is in the parking structure and will cost $2.00/day

Three nearby hotels are:

Holiday Inn Express
1000 Export St, phone:
859-389-6800
0.5 miles from campus

Hampton Inn Lexington Medical Center
1953 Nicholasville Rd.  Phone
859-313-9000
1.4 miles from campus

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington

126 East Lowry Lane
Lexington Kentucky 40503
859-313-5200
2 miles from campus
New all-suite property with itchens
Mention the University of Kentucky rate or use the corporate account number: 560041638

For questions, contact Jan Barger at LECoffice@lactationeducation.com.

  CLS Course Only
Registration Type:

CLS Course and Three (3) Home Study Courses (Save $100!)
Registration Type:
Select Your First Home Study Unit:
Select Your Second Home Study Unit:
Select Your Third Home Study Unit:

Click here for form to register by mail instead

April 24-28, 2017
Chicago, IL area

Hyatt Place Chicago-Schaumburg Hotel
1851 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg IL
847-330-1060

Please phone for reservations. Room fee for LEC attendees is $114 which is good through February 6, 2017. The room rate includes breakfast. Make sure you tell them you are with the LEC Certified Lactation Specialist Course.

For questions, contact Jan Barger at LECoffice@lactationeducation.com.

  CLS Course Only
Registration Type:

CLS Course and Three (3) Home Study Courses (Save $100!)
Registration Type:
Select Your First Home Study Unit:
Select Your Second Home Study Unit:
Select Your Third Home Study Unit:

Click here for form to register by mail instead

October 9-12, 2017
Chicago, IL area

Hyatt Place Chicago-Schaumburg Hotel
1851 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg IL
847-330-1060

Please phone for reservations. Room fee for LEC attendees is $114 which is good through September 9, 2017. The room rate includes breakfast. Make sure you tell them you are with the LEC Certified Lactation Specialist Course.

For questions, contact Jan Barger at LECoffice@lactationeducation.com.

  CLS Course Only
Registration Type:

CLS Course and Three (3) Home Study Courses (Save $100!)
Registration Type:
Select Your First Home Study Unit:
Select Your Second Home Study Unit:
Select Your Third Home Study Unit:

Click here for form to register by mail instead

November 27-December 1, 2017
Evansville, Indiana

Deaconess Gateway Hospital Conference Center
Rooms A & B
4011 Gateway Blvd.
Newburgh IN 47630

There are several hotels near the hospital at the Evansville Eagle Crest area: Comfort Inn, Hilton Gardens, Hampton, & Fairfield. For questions about the course, please contact Jan Barger at LECoffice@lactationeducation.com.

  CLS Course Only
Registration Type:

CLS Course and Three (3) Home Study Courses (Save $100!)

Registration Type:
Select Your First Home Study Unit:
Select Your Second Home Study Unit:
Select Your Third Home Study Unit:
Click here for form to register by mail instead
     
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