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IBCLC Certification Program Reaccredited By NCCA

Marks 26 years of continuous NCCA accreditation

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. During the objective third-party review process of NCCA reaccreditation, numerous aspects of the IBCLC certification program are examined and evaluated against the twenty-one rigorous NCCA Standards including: the structure and governance of IBLCE; the development, administration, validity and scoring of the IBCLC certification examination; the information available to applicants, certificants, and the public; and recertification requirements designed to evaluate continued competence on the part of IBCLCs. Click here to read more.

Important Exam Information for 2014

Best wishes to the newest and recertifying IBCLCs! You’ve worked hard and this a tremendous achievement. Please remember that your mailed score report constitutes your official examination results. If you took the IBCLC exam in 2014, pass/fail results will be available in the online Credentialing Management System (CMS) after November 1, 2014 (midnight, Central US time between November 1 and 2). How do you know if you passed or failed? When you log into the online CMS, you will see a message on your homepage screen informing you of your exam results. To see further pass/fail information, click on the “Activity History” link on the left side of the screen and there you will be able to click on “Details” for your exam results and IBCLC status.

Didn’t take the IBCLC exam in 2014? IBLCE anticipates heavy use in early November as exam candidates access the system to check their results. Additionally, IBLCE is working to clarify some back-end issues with the CMS vendor so thank you for accessing the system only in late November to avoid the heavy use period and while all non-exam related work is addressed.

Congratulations again to all new and recertifying IBCLCs! IBLCE will make the technical (statistical) report available in November!

2015 Exam Applications will be open in early December!

IBLCE recognizes with appreciation all those who participated in the Inaugural Lactation Summit!

New! Certificant Spotlight

IBCLCs work around the globe in a variety of practice settings in lactation care. This new feature highlights IBCLCs and the important work they perform for mothers, babies and families.
Click here to read about certificants around the world and why they value the IBCLC credential!

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.