IBCLC Recertification CERPs Requirements

How can GOLD Lactation help with your IBCLC Recertification?

At the end of your conference participation, simply download/print your GOLD Lactation CERPs Certificate which will show all the presentations you have viewed & the total number of IBCLC CERPs attained. These presentations have been approved by The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and can be used towards your IBCLC Recertification CERPs requirements.

About IBCLC Recertification

Recertification requirements for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) have recently changed. It is no longer a requirement to recertify by exam every ten years. The exam remains an option for recertification but is no longer mandatory.

IBCLCs must recertify every five (5) years to maintain their credential and can choose to recertify by examination or by CERPs with Continuing Education (CE) Self-Assessment. All IBCLCs who are recertifying must complete basic life support education, and complete 250 hours of clinical practice whether they choose to recertify by examination or CERPs.

IBCLCs must meet three requirements during each five-year cycle:

  1. Complete Basic Life Support Education
  2. Complete 250 Hours of Clinical Practice
  3. Select & Complete one of the following recertification methods:
    • Recertification by Examination, or
    • Recertification by CERPs

For more information on Recertification, please visit IBLCE's website: https://iblce.org/step-1-prepare-for-ibclc-recertification/

Recertification by CERPs

Recertification by CERPs is guided by IBLCEs CE Self Assessment which is based on the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline.

To recertify by CERPs IBCLCs are required to earn seventy-five (75) CERPs after completing the online CE Self-Assessment. Completing the CE Self-Assessment will generate a Personalized Professional Development Plan (PPDP) which will identify the topic areas that need to be focused on.

IBCLCs must complete:

More information on completing the IBCLC Continuing Education Self-Assessment is available here: https://iblce.org/iblces-online-systems/#CESelfAssessment

The GOLD Lactation Conference is an affordable & convenient resource that you can depend on every year to offer high quality evidence-based breastfeeding & lactation continuing education! Mark your calendars and join us at our upcoming online conference.