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IBLCE Application Windows

2016 April Exam – Closed
2016 October Exam – Opens Mid-March 2016; Deadline is May 13, 2016
2016 Recertification by CERPs – Opens February 2016; Deadline is September 30, 2016
2016 Pathway 3 Plan Verifications for IBLCE review (not exam application) – Open all year

IBCLC Certification Program Reaccredited By NCCA


The International Board of Lactation Consultation Examiners® (IBLCE®) is pleased to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) recently reaccredited IBLCE’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification program.

Advisory Opinion: Professionalism in the Social Media Age

After receiving numerous inquiries regarding professional communications on social media, IBCLE has issued a new Advisory Opinion on Professionalism in the Social Media Age to provide guidance to IBCLCs on electronic communications.

IBLCE Updates Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct

Although the IBLCE bylaws contemplated a very broad interpretation, in an effort to more formally recognize diverse groups, IBLCE has updated Article IX, Section 6 of the Bylaws, to include the following additional categories: ability/disability, gender identity, ethnicity, political persuasion, marital status, geographic location, socioeconomic status, and age. The updated bylaws also allow for the Immediate Past Chair to remain on the Board of Directors for one additional year after her term has concluded in a non-voting capacity to provide for continuity. To see the updated bylaws, click here. In a similar vein, the Code of Professional Conduct has been updated. Please see section 6.3 of the CPC by clicking here.

IBLCE Vision

IBLCE is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care.


IBLCE Mission

IBLCE establishes the highest standard in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet these standards.