The IBCLC Continuing Education (CE) Self-Assessment is now available to all IBCLCs due to recertify in 2023.
The CE Self-Assessment is required for all IBCLCs who choose to recertify by CERPs. IBCLCs due to recertify in 2023 were sent an email with instructions to access the CE Self-Assessment. If you have not received your email, please check your spam folder.
You can take the CE Self-Assessment now! Of the 75 total CERPs required in 2023, up to 20 CERPs (30%) will be based on the results from your CE Self-Assessment. The remaining CERPs may be earned based on your career goals, practice setting, and interest areas. CERPs earned prior to taking the CE Self-Assessment may count towards the total number of CERPs required based on your self-assessment results. There are many ways to earn CERPs; see the IBLCE March 2022 Briefing.
To recertify by CERPs, you will need to complete all requirements and submit your recertification by CERPs application by September 30, 2023.
Learn more about all recertification requirements in 2023 here:
Requirement 1: Basic Life Support Education
Requirement 2: 250 Hours of Practice in Lactation Consulting
Requirement 3: Select & Complete One Recertification Method
There are now two recertification options for each five-year recertification cycle:
The IBCLC examination remains an option for recertification but is no longer a requirement.
For IBCLCs due to recertify in 2024 and beyond, we will provide more information about when you will be eligible to take the CE Self-Assessment by the end of 2022.
If you have questions about your specific situation, please reach out to the IBLCE location that serves you.