Certificate in Human Lactation
The School of Public Health provides lactation education and training for undergraduate students to increase their lactation knowledge and to meet the certification requirements to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Your Program Essentials
Find everything you need to know about our Human Lactation Certificate program
JUMPSTART A CAREER
With 300 hours of mentorship with experts in the field, you will build skills and connections that will help you land a new job in this emerging field.
We offer the 100 hours of required IBLCE education in a hybrid or remote only format, as well as clinical continuing education. Check our website for a list of the college pre-requisites.
We offer a competitive practicum, summer orientation and hands on experience in hospital and clinical settings around the country.
The Certificate of Human Lactation grants you the ability to apply to take the IBCLC exam. *Our graduates have a 100% passing rate.
*as of June 2022
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Lactation Certificate
Our undergraduate Lactation Certificate program Provides students with advanced practice clinical lactation care for families in a variety of settings. Preparing students to sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam.
Watch our short overview video to understand more about the lactation certificate program.
“I really enjoyed the entire [program] experience, close interpersonal instruction, and supervision. I found what I was looking for.”
“I feel right where I’m supposed to be!”
Start Your Lactation Certification Process
You must complete four steps to become an IBCLC:
- Obtain your Health Sciences Education
- Obtain your Lactation Education
- Obtain your Clinical Experince
- Pass the IBLCE Certification Exam
Watch our short IBCLC overview video to learn more about the IBCLC process.
Donate To The Lactation Fund
This is a great way to help prospective lactation consultants realize their goal of helping breastfeeding families in their community.
Select “Marilyn and Dick Whetsell Lactation Certification Fund” as your designated donation.