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:
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Infant and Child Growth and Development
- Introduction to Clinical Research
- Psychology or Counseling Skills or Communication Skills
- Sociology or Cultural Sensitivity or Cultural Anthropology
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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.