Freebie Friday: Free 0.25 L- CERP from Medscape – Earn in 30 minutes or less! + More Freebies!


Are you a new IBCLC who is trying to earn CERPS? Or maybe you’re a seasoned IBCLC who needs to recertify soon (or eventually). Or perhaps you’re an aspiring IBCLC who is piecemealing free/low-cost CERPs together to obtain the 90 hours of lactation education required to sit for the IBCLC exam. Maybe, you just love reading and learning new things! Whatever your case, this week’s freebie is definitely relevant to you (make sure to continue scrolling down, because there’s more freebies at the bottom of this post).

You may be asking yourself, “Well, what do I have to do to obtain this FREE 0.25 CERP)?” It’s quite easy actually and takes 30 minutes or less. All you do is read this article, How Does Marijuana Use Affect Lactating Mothers? by Diana Phillips & Charles P. Vega, MD and answer some questions. You must answer 75% of the questions correctly to obtain the CERP. That’s it! You get a free 0.25 L-CERP + some new knowledge.


Make sure to check out Medscape’s Multispecialty Activities: CME & Education site – There is a wide array of multispecialty FREE accredited activities you can do to earn FREE CERPs, continuing education credits and even to fulfill licensure requirements. This is not only relevant to IBCLCs but for other types of health professionals as well. Registration is FREE and you can sign up here for daily or weekly email updates if you choose.


On a personal note, I can’t take credit for this freebie myself – the credit goes to Debra Swank, RN BSN IBCLC who shared this fantastic find in a private lactation group. Thanks Debra, we appreciate you keeping us in the loop!


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2 thoughts on “Freebie Friday: Free 0.25 L- CERP from Medscape – Earn in 30 minutes or less! + More Freebies!

  1. The certificate does not have CERPs of any type noted as credits. Does this mean we have to submit it and hope we don’t get audited? (just asking, I did this when it first came out and I usually exceed the number of CERPs I need. . .

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    • Dear Tanya,

      According to Medscape, this DOES offer 0.25 L-CERP. You just have to answer 75% of the questions correctly to obtain the CERP. To be clear, this is not a certificate of any kind, basically, you just read the article, ” How Does Marijuana Use Affect Lactating Mothers?” by Diana Phillips & Charles P. Vega, MD, answer a few questions (and get at least 75% correct) and this will earn you 0.25 L-CERP. Not all of Medscape’s multispeciality activities offer CERPs, but this particular one does (according to the site). I hope this clarifies a bit for you. Good luck!

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