Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)

Upcoming CBC course in Phoenix, AZ!

Please click here to access CBC brochure with details and instructions on how to register.



NTR272 Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Course (3 credits)




Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ


Six consecutive Thursdays:
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2016


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline

March 23, 2016

What is the CBC course?
The Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC) course is a collaborative effort between clinical and public health breastfeeding professionals in the State of Arizona. It is designed to provide a thorough, yet affordable, breastfeeding course for current and aspiring breastfeeding professionals from all health care arenas. The course covers topics such as the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, medications and illness during breastfeeding, and breastfeeding in special situations. Students who complete this course must work within their scope of practice as professionals, recognizing certain breastfeeding situations require referrals to the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s).

Who should attend the Certified Breastfeeding Counselor?
The Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Courses provide an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to achieve a level of proficiency for lactation counseling or for professionals looking for a continuing education opportunity. This may include persons currently practicing as:

 WIC personnel
 Community Health Workers
 Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians
Nurse Practitioners
Childbirth Educators
Hospital Staff
Breastfeeding Advocates
Doulas and Midwives Childbirth Educators
Pediatricians and OB/GYN’s
Family Practice Physicians

A certificate of achievement is issued to students who meet all course requirements at an overall average of 80% (grade "B" or better based on standardized grading). Please note that this is a certificate of training program, not a certification program.

AzNA - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation for 45 contact hours through 05/08/2017.

IBLCE - This activity has been approved for 20.5 L‐CERPs, 1 E‐CERP and 20.5 R‐CERPs by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) through 09/22/2016.

CDR - The Commission on Dietetic Registration recognizes academic coursework for CPEU’s. This 3.0 credit class = 45 CPEU’s.

Important Information for students registered in a CBC course

Students must attend all listed class dates in order to receive credit for the course. No exceptions.

What to bring:
You may wish to bring a 3-ring binder for organizing your handouts. On days when a counseling practice session is scheduled, bring a newborn-sized doll or teddy bear.

Prepare for class:
Students must follow instructions included in the Confirmation Letter.

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Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814