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

For IBLCE Exam eligibility, you will also need 6 continuing ed Health Science courses, we offer 5 of these online.

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.
These courses are 100% on-line.
Programs may not be available in all states.


Please speak with a Global Health Enrollment Advisor about your options.  
Walden University and LER have partnered for the 8 IBLCE required college level health science courses.
Walden offers a 25% 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
Walden University
 Fundamentals of Biological Science
 NS-BI 100-B
 Introduction to Biology
 BIOL 1001
 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy/Physiology
 NS-BI 100-A
 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
 BIOL 3020
 Human Growth & Development
 SS-PY 201
 Child Development
 (Includes Developmental Psychology)
 EDUC 1004
 Statistics for Healthcare Managers   EX-HC 421  or
 Statistics for the Social Sciences   SS-PY 210
 Statistical Methods and Applications
 STAT 3001
 Basic Nutrition
 NS-BI 245
 Nutritional Science
 BIOL 2320
 General Psychology
 SS-PY 110
 Introduction to Psychology
 PSYC 1001
 Cross Cultural Communication
 CO-CO 320
 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 IBLCE Health Science Guide 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 95+ hour course or the 52 and 45 hour bundles,
Get all of your required hours in one place!

L-CERPs, E-CERPs and R-CERPs are recognized 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Providership #P0519.

Lactation Education Resources is approved by the American College of Nurse Midwives to award 81.5 CEs and 3.5 RxCEs upon successful completion of the 95+ hour Lactation Consultant Training Program Enriched. ACNM Provider #2021/018

The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "Lactation Education Resources (ANCC)"

Requirements to receive Contact Hours/Criteria for successful completion includes viewing each lesson slide in its entirety and completion of quiz or post-test.

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