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Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

Certification Description
This interactive course provides IBCLCs and CLCs with the opportunity to earn advanced certification in lactation management while verifying the insight, knowledge and skills essential to the development and implementation of management strategies for complex problems related to breastfeeding and human lactation. Participants will examine real cases, and develop management strategies using knowledge of psychology, sociology, infant development, gender studies, professional interrelations and ethics. The Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice Training and Certification is designed with the experienced Lactation Care Provider in mind. This course is for the counselor or consultant that has been practicing for some time and can help 90-95% of the moms they see. However, what about that 5-10% that just can't seem to be helped? This course is about that 10%; those moms and babies with truly advanced issues. We focus on these issues and see actual moms from the community that are struggling with breastfeeding. The Advanced Consultant designation also gives the experienced Lactation Care Provider a way to set themselves apart from crowd. If you have been practicing for years and have a wealth of experience, the Advanced Certification will tell people exactly that, you are top of your field! This course will take you to the next level and give you the recognition you deserve!

Certifying Organization
Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? Yes
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every 3 Years
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Renew through Re-Examination? No
● Renew through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? No
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Advanced Lactation Consultant Website

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