The attached survey comes from International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners to investigate the interest in having a new credential available for people working in the lactation field. This potential credential is intended for those individuals who are not IBCLCs, but are interested in being recognized by the IBLCE for the training they have accomplished (40 – 89 hours).
This potential credential is not intended as substitute for the IBCLC but as an enhancement to the IBCLC’s practice. It would be under the auspices of IBLCE who will develop a scope of practice and entry level exam which would complement and mesh with the IBCLC. To avoid the appearance of competing with the IBCLC, we see great advantage to having this new recognition developed by the same organization that has oversight of the IBCLC credential, the IBLCE.
Those who may be interested in this new credential include:
- Those seeking work while completing the rest of the requirements for IBLCE certification
- Those seeking work without the intention of pursuing IBLCE certification in the future
This credential would be equivalent to the Breastfeeding Specialist certificate given by Lactation Education Resources at the present time. It would be renewable and internationally recognized.
We hope all of you will take the time to return this brief survey to IBLCE and tell them of your interest and support. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and will close on July 29.
If you are not yet an IBCLC, please take this survey.
If you are already an IBCLC, please take this survey