Lactation Specific Education

Complete at least 90 hours of education in human lactation and breastfeeding within the 5 years immediately prior to applying for the exam.

  • Includes in-person presentations, online education, distance learning and independent study modules.
  • Education may be from an IBLCE verified Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERP) Provider, but it is not required to be.
  • Education is to be on topics that are specific to lactation and breastfeeding, examples of which can be found on the IBLCE Exam Detailed Outline.
  • IBLCE uses a 60-minute hour to calculate the education hours.

NOTE: IBLCE does not require, recommend or endorse any provider, program or course in lactation specific education.


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