Why isn’t IBLCE disseminating 2020 IBCLC certificates by post?

The impact of COVID-19 necessitated changes to IBLCE’s typical process of disseminating IBCLC certificates. After evaluating options for the necessary quality assurance and dissemination processes, IBLCE determined that the logistics of providing paper certificates, inclusive of ID cards and examination results packets, are not in accordance with the World Health Organisation guidelines for protecting IBLCE team members and associated vendors from COVID-19.  

We understand that certificates are important to many of you, and IBLCE is working to provide a new solution that meets IBCLC needs and that can be provided by IBLCE staff and vendors in alignment with current health guidelines. 

IBLCE is currently evaluating digital certificate options that will be available in 2021. We look forward to introducing this new and convenient certificate option this year. More information will be posted on the IBLCE COVID-19 Resource Centre and emailed to 2020 candidates as it becomes available. 

For those who became certified or recertified in 2020, there are other options to verify your certification status now, including: 

  • Logging into your online account and see your status under “My Credentials.” You can find directions to access your account here.
  • Submitting a Certification Verification Form so we can provide your certification status to whomever you authorise.
  • Searching by IBCLC Credential Number (L-#) in the updated Public Registry.  
  • Contacting your IBLCE location for a letter verifying your IBCLC certification status that can be provided to third parties.