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.
Certification as a lactation consultant is approved preparation for healthcare providers who interact and triage infant nutrition problems and concerns. The course of study is based on objectives, guidelines and competencies established by LEAARC.
Although UC San Diego does not issue the credential of Lactation Consultant, they support the IBLCE.
Students who complete this certificate will:
Pathway 1 Qualifications
Pathway 1 Candidates are defined as having both of these requirements, prior to application:
Pathway 2 Qualifications
Pathway 2 Candidates are defined as having completed all of the requirements below, prior to application:
Candidates Must Have All Requirements Completed Prior to Applying
Demand and Job Prospects
The Lactation Consultant Program provided by UC San Diego, Extension is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee. The program earned its initial accreditation on November 17, 2017 and is current until November 30, 2022.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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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.
To learn about becoming a Lactation Consultant in more detail, please visit breastfeeding-education.com and watch a comprehensive presentation from our lead instructor, Gini Baker.
Application Term for Pathway 2 will be from March 1st till June 30th 2018.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
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.
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.
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Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited. All students are required to complete the application (click on "Apply Now").
There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program
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