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Lactation Education Refresher Course Description

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 (LER) 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 or LER course was completed prior to fall 2021, we recommend taking the LER course five years after the date of completion.  If the LEC or LER course was completed after the fall 2021 quarter, we recommend enrolling in the LER course 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. The cost of the online asynchronous course is $285.

Canvas, our online learning platform, is not compatible with smart phones or tablet devices. We recommend students plan to use a laptop or desktop for our courses.


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.

Continuing Education hours

UC San Diego, Division of Extended Studies is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

UC San Diego, Division of Extended Studies is an approved provider of relicensure credit for registered nurses by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number 00058.

UC San Diego, Division of Extended Studies is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.  Approval Number CLT-118.01.

  

Contact Hours: 20 hours. Contact hours are awarded for participation in all simulation labs, completion of all assignments, and a final grade of 80% or higher. The instructors for this course have no conflicts of interest to disclose. This course was last updated in 2021. Content is reviewed and updates as needed but no longer than 3 years. The expiration date for this course is December 31, 2024.

Course Number: RMED-40036

Credit: 2 units

January 3, 2024 - February 10, 2024  (Section ID 177954) Instructor Alexandra Barrera

March 25, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Section ID 178811) Instructor Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz

June 24, 2024 - August 3, 2024  (Section ID 180009) Instructor Alexandra Barrera

 

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