This Lactation Consultant specialized certificate program expands This Lactation Consultant specialized certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management.the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management.
Students who complete this certificate will:
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Prerequisite Course (Required for Pathway 2 students only)|
|Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program||O,X||O,X||O,X||O,X|
|Required Course (Only 1 of the courses below required depending on approved Pathway)|
|Lactation Consultant Education||O||O||O||O|
|Hybrid Lactation Consultant||O|
|IBLCE Exam CE Courses (Pathway 2 students additional CE subjects required for IBCLE exam)|
|Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health||O||O||O||O|
|Ethics for Healthcare Professionals||O||O||O||O|
|Lactation Medical Documentation||O||O||O||O|
|Occupational Safety & Security for Health Professionals||O||O||O||O|
|Fundamentals of Infection Prevention/Clinical Epidemiology||O||O||O||O|
|CT: Practical Clinical Statistics for the Non-Statistician||O||O||O||O|
|Foundations of Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition Science||O||O||O||O|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Application Fee: $0||Apply Now!|
|Contact: Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences, 858-534-9262|
|Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.|
Pathway 1 Qualifications: Pathway 1 Candidates are defined as having both of these requirements, prior to application
• Have an IBLCE approved licensed, be a registered or recognized health professional or have completion of all 14 IBLCE Educational Requirements. (IBCLE Approved Health Professions: Dentist, Dietician, Midwife, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist, Physician or Medical Doctor, Speech Pathologist or Therapist.)
• 1000 clinical hours directly with breastfeeding dyads within the past 5 years. (Verifiable by employer)
Pathway 2 Qualification: Pathway 2 Candidates are defined as having completed all of the requirements below, prior to application.
• Completion of all 14 “General Education Courses” as defined by the IBLCE –or– be an approved Health Professional (Please see list of approved professionals under Pathway 1). These course requirements can be reviewed at IBLCE.org or see FAQs at breastfeeding-education.org
• Completion of the UCSD Extension Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program. Course Number: RMED-40006
Candidates Must Have All Requirements Completed Prior to Applying
All students are required to complete the application (click on "Apply Now").
Connect your classroom education with real-world knowledge through a Next Step Experience. These specially designed programs allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.
The Lactation Consultant specialized certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management. The Pathway 2 Next Step Experience includes a supervised in-person clinical rotation with a current IBCLC as well as crucial test preparation for the IBCLE Exam.
The Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC) has approved the Lactation Consultant Program provided by UC San Diego, Extension for Continuing Approval. Approval of the 120-hour course is granted through November 30, 2017. UC San Diego, Extension’s Lactation Consultant Program is currently undergoing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) with an expected approval for 2017.
UC San Diego Extension supports IBLCE as the credential and certification for practicing Lactation Consultants. The IBLCE exam is given twice a year in October and April. The student must complete the IBLCE requirements as currently defined at www.IBLCE.org.
Students may meet the certification exam requirements by any pathway. All UC San Diego Extension students who successfully complete the training program and its requirements are eligible to sit for the IBLCE exam.