How to Recertify

2015 CLS Recertification

Your current certification is good for five years. It will expire on December 31, 2020, for  those who originally certified in 2015.

Recertification Options

  1. CERTIFY AS AN IBCLC (no fee)

    If you have become an IBCLC since you became a  CLS, just submit the Recertification Form to let us know the year and your IBCLC number for our files, and nothing else needs to be  done!

  2. RETAKE THE CLS COURSE  (only the course fee)

    If you have retaken or plan to retake the CLS course since  your initial certification,  submit the Recertification Form to let  us know the year and city where you retook or will retake the exam.

  3. ACQUIRE 25 L or E (or a combination of both) CERPs ($175)

    CERPs (Continuing Education  Recognition Points) are awarded to programs by the IBLCE, and this is the  continuing education you must submit to use this option. If  you have accrued 25 or more L (Lactation) or E (Ethics) CERPs (or a combination of  both), submit the Recertification Form and pay the  $175 fee by check or Paypal:

    If you prefer to recertify by short answer (not multiple choice), 50 question exam, submit the Recertification Form and pay the $175 fee by check or Paypal. After the fee is received, the exam will be emailed to you. You will then have two (2) weeks to complete the exam and email it back. A score of 75% or better is required to pass. You can use textbooks or other  written information to take the exam, however we request you do not talk to  anyone else about the test.  

 ALL documentation (CERPs/retaking CLS course/exam MUST be submitted to LEC NO LATER than December 14, 2020. A late fee will apply after December 14. Nothing will be accepted after December 31.  If you are taking the exam, you MUST request it no later than December 14, as it has to be completed and back to Jan no later than December 31. If you do not recertify by December 31, 2020, you will have to retake the CLS course again.

If you have any questions, please don't  hesitate to contact Jan at (630) 260-4847 or LECOffice@aol.com4

Recertification by Exam or by CERPs

Fill out the Recertification form below

Re-certification Form (doc)