Each International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is required to gain and update their knowledge of lactation and the infancy period. One of the best gifts we can give to the families we serve is to be up to date on the latest in evidence-based care. IBCLCs are required to either retake the certification exam or recertify with Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) every five years (recertification by exam only is required every ten years). CERPS can be obtained through conference attendance, webinar viewing, study modules, in-person education, eCourses, and a variety of other means.
We have developed a short survey to better understand how you are receiving your required continuing education and to learn how we can better help you to obtain it. Click on the button to participate in this quick poll. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
You do not need to be an ILCA member to participate in our quick poll. We are interested in hearing from everyone in the professional lactation community.
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It’s tough to get the required continuing education. I’ve always attended conferences as I like the networking. My job “gives” me $300 per year for cont education. I’ve started doing the webinars, but they are impersonal. I’ve decided I will do one BiG convention every other year. This year ILCA is in DC And I have friends to stay with so I only have to pay for the registration but not travel and hotel. Ihave to pay for most of it out of my own pocket. But to get all 90 ceus is a serious challenge. I have a year to go before I recertify by cerps, and I still need 33. I’m taking a ” bundled” course that I can take over a six week period.