Due to the continued worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, IBLCE’s Updated Interim Guidance on the Use of Technology to Meet Pathways 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Practice Requirements, originally issued in April 2020 and valid until September 30, 2021, has been extended through September 30, 2022, in the August 2021 Updated Interim Guidance on the Use of Technology to Meet Pathways 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Practice Requirements.
IBLCE has also added a reference list including peer-reviewed articles regarding the use of technology in healthcare practice.
Pathway 1, 2, & 3 Initial Candidates and Supervisors/Mentors:
- As before, this document does not substantively change IBLCE’s existing clinical practice eligibility requirements but simply provides information on how IBLCE’s clinical eligibility requirements can be met by using technology.
- Please review the Interim Guidance, in conjunction with the Candidate Information Guide, for a complete understanding of IBCLC certification eligibility requirements.
- Lactation consulting provided using technology should be in alignment with IBLCE’s Advisory Opinion on Telehealth and IBCLC guiding practice documents.
IBLCE will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide any further updates in 2022.