Students wishing to pursue certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Complete at least 90 hours of education in human lactation and breastfeeding within the 5 years immediately prior to applying for the exam.
- Complete course work in 14 health science subjects.
- Complete clinical hours helping breastfeeding mother baby dyads.
Students who successfully complete HSCI 434: Lactation Education: Prenatal and Perinatal Period and; HSCI 466: Lactation Education: Postpartum Period will have fulfilled IBLCE’s 90 hours of education in human lactation requirement.
For more information about all of the requirements to become an IBLCE exam candidate visit the
IBLCE website at: https://ibclc-commission.org/step-1-prepare-for-ibclc-certification/