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.
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
April 3, 2023 - May 15, 2023 (Section ID 169121) Instructor Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz
June 26, 2023 - August 5, 2023 (Section ID 170572) Instructor Alexandra Barrera
September 25, 2023 - November 4, 2023 (Section ID 172558) Instructor Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz