with Breastfeeding Specialist Certificate
Reviewer: Jennifer Black Piszcz
March 23, 2015
Year enrolled in Program: 2014
How long did it take you to complete the program? 2.5 months
Certification or Certificate Offered – Breastfeeding Specialist certificate
Delivery of Program – Completely online
Books & Materials Required – Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 5th Ed
Cost of Program (Including books, materials, application fees, etc.) – $895 + book = $1,000
# of L-CERPs, Nursing Contact Hours, CEUs, CPEs, etc. offered – 90 L-CERPs, 90 Nursing Contact Hours and 90 CPE Level II.
Do this program’s hours meet partial or full requirements for the IBCLC exam’s lactation specific training requirement? Yes, it meets the full 90 hour IBCLC lactation education requirement.
What did you like about the program?
- The program was very well laid out.
- It was easy to do at your own pace and to stop and start where you left out.
- Very user-friendly.
- Good customer service.
- Very informative.
How rigorous/time consuming did you find the program?
I am a single mom with 4 kids. I am also in school full-time finishing my associates degree and I finished the entire 90 hour program in less than 3 months.
Would you recommend this program to others? Yes! For the very reasons I mentioned above.
Knowing what you know now, would you take this program again? Yes, I loved being able to get all my hours in one place.
Do you feel the course and/or certification helped you obtain your goals? Yes
Does your program/credential require you to recertify? If so, how long does the credential last and what is required to recertify? No, we don’t have to recertify. The Breastfeeding Certificate offered through LER is valid for 5 years.
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**Disclaimer – The views and opinions expressed in this review are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Galactablog. It’s important to note that these views are not the only source of information about this particular lactation training program.