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IBLCE College Courses Requirement

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) requires individuals who are not listed as an IBLCE Recognized Health Care provider to have completed 14 post-secondary courses to be eligible to sit the IBCLC exam. Eight of those classes must be from an accredited institution of higher learning.

The eight courses are:
  1. Biology
  2. Human Anatomy
  3. Human Physiology
  4. Infant and Child Growth and Development
  5. Introduction to Clinical Research
  6. Nutrition
  7. Psychology or Counseling Skills or Communication Skills
  8. Sociology or Cultural Sensitivity or Cultural Anthropology

LER has partnered with two organizations to provide options for completing the eight college course requirements:

Walden University
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE for LER students: Walden University and LER have partnered for the 8 IBLCE required college level health science courses.
Walden is excited to offer a special tuition reduction off Walden courses to LER students.
College credits are available from Walden University when you enroll in:
  • 95+ hour Lactation Consultant Training Program Enriched (6 Credits)
  • Core Lactation Consultant Course (3 Credits)
  • Lactation Consultant Bridge Course (3 Credits)
Please speak with a Walden University Enrollment Advisor about your options.
Global Health and LER
GlobalHealth by Keypath Education has arranged a package of IBLCE required classes that can be taken as a package or individually.
These courses are 100% on-line.
Please speak with a Global Health Enrollment Advisor about your options.
Programs may not be available in all states.

If you are unsure if the course that you are taking will qualify for the IBLCE exam, please review the IBLCE Health Science Guide on the IBLCE website or contact the IBLCE.

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The path to the IBCLC has four steps: choose a pathway, get your education, complete your clinical hours, and apply and sit for the exam.