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2019 Fall Lactation Counselor Training


Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV

More information about the training

This Training Course will be held over 5 days, from 8:15 am to 4:30pm, with breakfast buffet provided beginning at 7:45 and a lunch break (lunch provided) from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. In addition, 6 hours of assignments must be completed during lunchtime or after class. Participants must attend all sessions and cannot miss more than a total of
15 minutes of class for the entire week, or they will be ineligible to sit for the exam.
Candidates who successfully complete the course, pass the exam and competencies administered by The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, and who agree to comply with the ALPP Code of Ethics, will be authorized to use the certification marks "Certified Lactation Counselor" and "CLC".
•Contact Hours: This five day workshop is approved for continuing education hours for a variety of professions. 
•Contact Hours will be awarded to participants who attend the training program in its entirety everyday. Partial credit will not be given to participants who attend only part of a workshop.
•Text Book: The Pocket Guide for Lactation Management 2nd edition will be used during class and for homework. Participants may share books.
•In addition to completing the registration process you MUST submit payment to be officially registered and have a seat held for you.

Who is eligible to take the training?

There are 50 slots available for this training.  The goal of the sponsors for this training is to increase the number of certified lactation support professionals in the state.  Therefore in the event there is more than 50 interested participants, preference will be given to in-state individuals who work with nursing women, particularly in underserved areas.

Who Should Take the Lactation

Counselor Training Course?

The course is intended for professional and volunteer health care workers, such as nurses, midwives, physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, WIC staff, breastfeeding peer counselors, mother-to-mother counselors, childbirth educators, doulas, speech and occupational therapists, child welfare workers, etc.  While professional and personal experiences with breastfeeding are of benefit to learners, there are no pre-requisite requirements for this program, other than a sincere desire to learn about breastfeeding and help others. For more information visit 


A limited number of scholarships may be available for this course.  Please contact Molly at

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