Health Sciences Summary

IBLCE Health Science Education Requirements in Summary

IBLCE receives inquires about how to know if an exam candidate’s education background meets the requirements for Heath Science Education. Below is a summary of the criteria to look for in the courses to determine if they meet the requirements.

Before applying for the exam, if candidates’ educational background is not from the list of Recognised Health Professions, then IBLCE requires completion of education in 14 health science subjects. Please review the IBLCE Health Sciences Visual Graph.

The following 8 subjects must be taken from an accredited institution of higher learning:

Each of these courses must meet the following criteria. A description is also provided of what candidates would be asked to provide if their application is randomly selected for audit:

1. Completed from an accredited institution

Accreditation varies globally, but the institution must be accredited by a reputable outside third-party. The candidate has either a certificate of completion or a transcript from the accredited institution recognising the completion of the course. Courses recognised by ACE Credit will meet this requirement.

2. Obtained a passing grade

The candidate provides proof of a passing grade; either as a letter grade or a “Pass”. In some cases, information that there was an assessment performed (e.g. quizzes, exams, etc.) may be required.

3. Minimum of one academic credit session in length

Academic credit sessions vary in length globally. Most courses sufficiently cover the topics in 25 hours or more. The candidate should be able to provide information about the length of the course. Usually this information is found on the certificate of completion or transcript.

4. Content must be on the subjects listed in the Health Sciences Education Guide

Review the Health Sciences Education Guide for sample course descriptions.

For the remaining 6 subjects, candidates may complete courses offered by an institution of higher learning or continuing education courses.

  • Basic Life Support
  • Medical Documentation
  • Medical Terminology
  • Occupational Safety and Security for Health Professionals
  • Professional Ethics for Health Professionals
  • Universal Safety Precautions and Infection Control

As IBLCE no longer reviews these courses individually prior to application, candidates should review the Health Sciences Education Guide for greater detail and information about these requirements. You may also contact the IBLCE location in your region.