Looking to qualify as an IBCLC using Pathway 1?
All candidates for pathway 1 must have 1000 contact hours with breastfeeding families and at least 90 hours of breastfeeding education in the 5 years before applying to sit the exam.
Non health professionals also need to show they have learning in 14 health science subjects.
For a full list of recognised health professions please see the IBLCE website: https://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/recognised-health-professions.pdf
For more details of the recognised volunteer organisations please see the IBLCE website: https://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/recognised-breastfeeding-support-counsellor-organisations.pdf
Candidates from other backgrounds should contact IBCLE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To download the pathway 1 pictogram please click hereLCGB is keen to support aspiring IBCLCs from all backgrounds, including non-health professionals, in order to broaden access to the profession.
For examples of courses other candidates have found useful, please click here