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The 20 hour Lactation Education Refresher course is intended for lactation professionals or healthcare providers who have completed a 45 hour Lactation Education Counselor course and are seeking required lactation refresher education hours to fulfill continuing education requirements or for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) needing CERPs.  IBCLCs are able to obtain 5 E-CERPs and 15 L-CERPs by successfully completing the course.  

The Lactation Education Refresher course covers a myriad of topics from prenatal to weaning and includes several expert guest speakers. Healthcare providers and lactation professionals, including International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), Certified Lactation Consultants (CLCs), and Certified Lactation Educators, will all benefit from this evidence based curriculum using best practices.

Students must be accepted into the Lactation Education Refresher course. The simple application process includes uploading a current credential (IBCLC, CLC, etc.) or an award of completion of the prerequisite, a 45-hour Lactation Education Counselor (LEC) course.  If the LEC course was completed prior to fall 2021, the Lactation Education Refresher course should be taken five years after the date of completion.  If the LEC course was completed after the fall 2021 quarter, the Lactation Education Refresher course should be taken three years after the date of completion.

Once a student’s application is verified, they will receive an email with instructions on how to enroll in the Lactation Education Refresher course. The cost of the online asynchronous course is $275.

This enduring course does not expire. This course is approved for 20 hours by BRN and LEAARC. UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (CE hours) by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider number 0058 (no partial credit is awarded); and the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC). No one in a position to control content has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.

Other Credits: 20

Course Number: RMED-40036

Credit: 2 units

March 28, 2022 - May 7, 2022 Instructor Alexandra Barrera

June 27, 2022 - August 1, 2022 Instructor Alexandra Barrera

July 25, 2022 - September 3, 2022 Instructor Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz

 

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Department
Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences
Phone
858-534-9262
Email
ucsdlactation@ucsd.edu