Which educational opportunities would be acceptable, and do I need to provide documentation indicating compliance with the WHO Code?

As is current practice today, IBLCE accepts education related to the general disciplines and the chronological periods listed on the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline for certification and recertification.  Should your application be randomly selected for audit, IBLCE will ask for proof of completion of the education from a provider and for that education to count towards certification or recertification, the educational provider cannot be an entity whose products fall within the WHO Code (e.g., infant formula, bottles, and teats).  Proof of this may be required during the audit.  Official documentation or a letter from the educational provider attesting that it is not a company, inclusive of manufacturers, distributors, or marketers, whose products fall within the scope of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (1981) and subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (e.g., infant formula, bottles, and teats) and expressing support of the WHO Code would suffice. For ease of compliance with this requirement, IBLCE encourages WHO Code compliant and WHO Code supportive educational entities to include this information on the Certificate of Attendance provided to learners.