LCGB are keen to support aspiring IBCLCs and the growth of the profession in the UK, and we wish to provide support for you, so do join us as associate members and enjoy the many benefits and educational opportunities including reduced rates for our annual conference and other study days.

Aspiring IBCLCs can apply for sponsorship from LCGB to attend our conference, please click here for more details.

IBCLC candidates need to have a broad range & depth of lactation knowledge.

You can see how IBCLC compares to other roles in lactation HERE

To qualify as an IBCLC you first need to fulfil entry requirements set by the examining board IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners). These include 1000 hours of clinical practise and 90 hours of lactation education in the 5 years prior to applying for the exam.  Non health professionals also need evidence of learning in 14 health education subjects.

Successful applicants must then pass 2 two hour multiple choice exams to qualify as IBCLCs.

LCGB have put together some information which may help future candidates to navigate the pathways, which you can find here: Planning Your Route 

For more information visit the exam board:

Remember to let us know when you have passed the IBLCE exam so that you can become recognised as a full member!