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CLC training and Scholarship Opportunity!

CLC training and Scholarship Opportunity!

The Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition in collaboration with NE DHHS are pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to attend an online training from January 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021 to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Priority will be given to those living in a rural community and/or serving a minority population.  This 8 week online self-study course has a value of $745, and offers 52 CE for nurses and 52 L-CERPS for IBCLC's.  The textbook The Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, 3rd Edition will be used during the class.  This textbook is available at an additional cost through Healthy Children's or available online.  Learn more about the CLC Class at:  or

Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition members who are interested in attending the CLC training but who do not qualify for a scholarship are still eligible for a discounted rate. Email to find out more. 

Scholarship Application:
Complete all fields of the following application to be considered for a $500 scholarship for the online CLC training. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 11, 2020.  Scholarship awardees will be notified on or before December 23, 2020.

Applicants must be able to:

Pay the remaining $195 balance of the class to the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition by December 28, 2020.  Per Person Tuition and exam fees include:  Group Tuition Rate of $575 and Application and Exam Fees to the Academy of Lactation Practice and Policy is $120.  The NE Breastfeeding Coalition will register all awardees at the same time to get the discounted rate of $575.  NE Breastfeeding Coalition will pay $500 and awardees are responsible for the remaining $195 plus the cost of the textbook.

Complete all learning modules, competencies and CLC test within the 8 week time frame. (6 weeks of self-study to complete all the modules, one week for competencies, and one week to schedule and take exam). 

Online Technical Requirements to complete the class include a recent computer running Windows 10, Linux or Mac OS. This course requires the use of a web browser and audio. Only the current versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge/Edge Chromium are supported. This course requires 5Mbps or more of internet download speed for videos and course resources to operate properly. You will also need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to open PDF files. 

Acquire and have available the following book for the class: Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, 3rd Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1284111200).

Demonstrate ability and willingness to continue with this work in the future and be a breastfeeding advocate.

Utilize new CLC skills to advocate for breastfeeding by completing an online presentation or written summary of a skills learned and how they will apply that in their community at the May 4, 2021 Breastfeeding Coalition meeting.

Complete a 12 month follow up survey.

Click on the Survey Monkey link to apply for the scholarship:

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