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The OBRC staff can only answer questions about our pathway 3 program. Please use the below options to help you find the pathway that is best for you.

Which pathway is best for me? By Lactation Education Resources

Use this directory to find the IBLCE coordinator who can assist you. 

HCP Education Checklist

At OBRC, we help prepare the next generation of lactation consultants by providing our own Pathway 3 Clinical Training program. This program helps those who qualify to obtain clinical experience hours through our 4-month, full-time, clinical rotation schedule. Trainees will gain experience in a variety of settings including: inpatient and outpatient areas, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank, as well as clinics out in the community. Completion of the OBRC P3 Program fulfills the clinical training requirement to be eligible to sit for the exam put forth by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) for designation as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 

If you DO NOT work in one of the below facilities where you can obtain on the job clinical practice hours, then our program may be the one for you!  

  • Hospital
  • Birth Center
  • Community Clinic
  • Lactation Care Clinic/Practice
  • Primary Care Practitioner’s Practice/Office

Requirement #1 - Proof of Recognized Health Profession License

Candidates educated in one of the Recognized Health Professions may demonstrate completion of the Health Sciences Education by submitting a copy of their government-issued license or registration or a copy of their diploma, transcript or degree from their institution of higher learning.

The following health professions are recognized by IBLCE as being professions that meet the regulations and standards for practice established by a governmental authority at the national, state or provincial level. The titles and credentials held by individuals educated in these recognized health professions vary from country to country. This list attempts to reflect titles that are used in a broad range of countries. If you have questions about this list, please click here to find the IBLCE contact/office that serves your country of residence.

  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • Physician or Medical Doctor
  • Speech Pathologist or Therapist

Requirement #2 - Lactation Education

Provide certificate of completion of:

  • 95 Hours of Lactation Specific Education (this must include 5 hours of communication education)
  • Certificate of Completion MUST be provided before the first day of your 4-month rotation.
  • We recommend Lactation Education ResourcesGOLD Learning or any LEAARC certified program

Have all requirements?

If you have transcripts, certificates and/or recognized license to show your completion of the listed courses, click here to be directed to the Program Checklist.

Why are these courses/certifications required?