More and more of those who work with breastfeeding mothers and babies are seeking to become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. 

INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THE IDEA OF BECOMING A LACTATION CONSULTANT?

ARE YOU:

  • Skilled in the area of breastfeeding help and support and want to take it further? 
  • The person in the team whom others ask to tackle the tricky problems?
  • Keen to gain the only international qualification for professionals in the field of lactation?

 

THE BREASTFEEDING SPECIALIST COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR IBLCE CANDIDATES
Deborah Robertson's Breastfeeding Specialist Course schedule is specifically timed to suit potential candidates for the IBLCE exam for aspiring lactation consultants, held annually each July until 2015.  From 2016 the exam can be taken in either the spring or the autumn.

Participants will have earned the minimum 90 breastfeeding education hour certificates required in time to meet the  exam entry deadline. The course will continue beyond that to complete the coverage of the Detailed Content Outline (syllabus), culminating in a mock exam.

FACILITATOR:  The entire course is taught by Deborah Robertson IBCLC, whose Breastfeeding Specialist Study Days have helped many to pass the IBLCE exam to become qualified as Lactation Consultants.

 

EXAM INFO FROM THE EXAM BOARD:
Please visit the exam board website for the IBLCE to find out about the exam.  There you can download the current CANDIDATE INFORMATION GUIDE for full details of the exam syllabus etc and details of the revised eligibility criteria.  Since 2012 the education requirement has doubled to a minimum of a 90 hours pre-exam lactation course.  Those candidates who are not already accredited / licensed health care professional are also required to hold extra general education requirements in a range of allied subjects. 

Full details are on the IBLCE website.  There, you can also view the contact details for the exam co-ordinator for your country, to whom specific enquiries should be addressed.  Please check with her re your own eligibility to sit the exam.

 

The IBLCE (exam board) have published this video about the value of the IBCLC credential.