Pathway 3: Mentorship with an IBCLC

Candidates following Pathway 3 must demonstrate the completion of the following requirements:

  • Be educated in one of the clinical healthcare professions on the IBLCE Recognised Health Professions List OR provide evidence from a governmental authority that recognises your profession as a clinical health profession OR complete education in each of the 14 health science subjects.
  • 90 hours of lactation specific education within the 5 years immediately prior to applying for the examination.
    • Directly supervised lactation specific clinical practise is to be completed within the guidelines established AND been verified by IBLCE (includes application fee) prior to beginning this practise. Specifics of establishing a Pathway 3 Plan can be found in the Pathway 3 Plan Guide.500 hours of directly supervised lactation specific clinical practise with an IBCLC within the 5 years immediately prior to applying for the exam.
  • Adherence to, with attestation, the Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs.