Lactation Management Training: From Novice to Expert

IBLCE College Courses Requirement

The IBLCE requires 8 college level courses to qualify for the certification exam:

  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


Here are a couple of options for the
8 college level courses required by the IBLCE if you have not already taken them.
Global Health and LER
Walden University
GlobalHealth by Keypath Education has arranged a package of IBLCE required classes that can be taken as a package or individually. The courses are on-line and are offered by Northwestern State University of Louisiana.  Programs may not be available in all states. Please speak with your Enrollment Advisor about your options. Walden University and LER have partnered to provide you with another option for the 8 required college level courses. Please speak with the Enrollment Advisor about your options.


Global Health and LER
Walden University
Basic Concepts of Biological Science
SCI 1020
Introduction to Biology
BIOL 1001
Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2250

(covers Human Anatomy and Human Physiology)
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 3020
Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2050
Child Development
(Includes Developmental Psychology)
EDUC 1004
Child Development
FACS 2000
Research in Healthcare
ALHE 4520
Introduction to Clinical Research
CLRA 6100
Human Nutrition
NUTR 1030
Nutritional Science
BIOL 2320
General Psychology
PSY 1010
Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 1001
Principles of Sociology
SOC 1010
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1001
100% on-line without labs or prerequisites - 24 hour access to classes

Following are some additional tips and options to obtain this requirement for the IBLCE.

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


We also offer bundles of courses from 15 to 20 credits.

Check out our enriched 90 hour course and 45 hour bundles, get all of your required hours in one place!

L-CERPs and E-CERPs are awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Lactation Education Resources, Long-term Providership CLT 109-31.

Lactation Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Providership #P0519.

Lactation Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing dietitian education by the by the Commission of Dietetic Registration #LA002

Credit hours are awarded at the completion of the program. Students must view each lesson slide to complete the lesson successfully and be awarded credit.

All of our speakers have signed a Conflict of Interest Statement and have no conflicts to declare.

Lactation Education Resources adheres to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes